Leslie Young is an Emmy award-winning journalist who works with GlobalNews.ca’s national desk.
She got into journalism after a summer job in government, which is where she picked up her interest in public policy issues. Now, she fights to get data from governments across Canada, digs through it for unique and interesting stories, and comes up with creative ways to present the information online.
Leslie has been with Global News since 2011 and is currently based in Ottawa.
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