Stephanie Leydon is a senior editor at WGBH News. She works with reporters to develop television stories and also contributes timely features to all WGBH platforms including the nightly news and public affairs television program Greater Boston, 89.7 FM Boston’s Local NPR and WGBH News.org.
Before coming to WGBH, Stephanie spent 16 years as a news reporter and anchor at television stations in Georgia, New Hampshire and Boston. Her work has been recognized with a regional Emmy award for spot news coverage, a Massachusetts Broadcasters award for a program on early childhood education, and multiple Emmy award nominations for hosting, feature reporting and a series on early onset Alzheimer’s.
Stephanie's work has aired on NPR's Morning Edition, NPR's All Things Considered, PBS NewsHour and The Tavis Smiley Show.
A Chance To Make Marijuana Convictions DisappearMassachusetts is joining a growing number of states that allow minor convictions to be expunged from criminal records.
Same-Sex Parents Hope New Form Will End A Legal LimboMassachusetts is among the first states to allow gay couples to claim parental rights even when they’re not married, but a lag-time between a court ruling and a paperwork update has left some families in legal limbo.
Staging A Protest On Stage: Mothers Tally The Price Of Violence And Police Offer Back UpIn the midst of historic distrust that some communities have of police, a concert violinist is trying to bridge the gap.
Will Cursive Writing Survive?The importance of a legible and consistent signature was brought into sharp relief in the aftermath of the midterm elections. But many schools are cutting back on teaching cursive writing.
Taking Aim: Wayland Resident Seeks Local Shooting RestrictionsIn Massachusetts, political debate about guns has filtered down to the most local form of government: town meeting. Wayland residents will decide a measure that would tightly restrict gun use.
Why Don't All Football Players Develop CTE? It May Be GeneticsBoston University researchers have discovered in severe cases of CTE, there's a common genetic variation.