Jennifer Leslie is a reporter with 11Alive News in Atlanta, Georgia, and is an important part of the Morning Rush.
She joined 11Alive News (the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, GA) in January of 1998. Prior to her work at 11Alive, Jennifer was a General Assignment Reporter for WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, FL; WBIR-TV in Knoxville, TN; and KJAC-TV in Port Arthur/Beaumont, TX.
Jennifer is the recipient of 6 Southern Regional Emmy Awards for Live Reporting, Breaking News and spot news reporting, medical series reporting and her work with 11Alive's web team. Earlier in her career, she was honored with awards for reporting by the Tennessee AP Broadcasters Association and the Press Club of Southeast Texas. She was also a Telly Award finalist for investigative reporting.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate from Southern Methodist University, Jennifer received her degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in English and Women's Studies. She is now an active member of SMU's Alumni Association.
In her free time, Jennifer is involved with various community organizations including the Atlanta Food Bank, Action Ministries and Breakthru House. She is a member of Dunwoody United Methodist Church. Jennifer lives in Dunwoody and has two sons.