Leila Feinstein

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Leila Feinstein
Born Leila Jane Feinstein
(1972-02-04) February 4, 1972 (age 43)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Education New York University
Brown University
Occupation News anchor
Years active 1997–2013
Employer KTLA
Children 2
Parent(s) Alan Shawn Feinstein, Pratarnporn Feinstein
Relatives Ari Feinstein, Ricky Feinstein

Leila Feinstein (born February 4, 1972) is an American television news anchor based in Los Angeles, most recently working for Tribune-owned KTLA.


Leila joined KTLA full-time in March 2003 after working at the station on and off as a freelance reporter and anchor for two years. She is the co-anchor of the KTLA prime news and has also worked as the weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter for KTLA prime news. She has received a Los Angeles Press Club Award and a Golden Mike Award for a report on a local quadriplegic surfer and another Golden Mike for the KTLA News special "Access Asia."[1]

Before joining KTLA, Leila worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at KRON in San Francisco and BAY-TV in San Francisco and San Jose. She also worked as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net and as a general assignment reporter and weekend weather anchor at KCOY in Santa Maria. Leila worked as a general assignment reporter and weekend weather anchor at WSEE in Erie, Pennsylvania.[1]

Leila began her broadcasting career as an associate producer at CBS while obtaining her Masters degree in broadcast journalism at NYU. She has a Bachelor's degree in political science and theatre/dance from Brown University. Leila won a student Emmy Award for a report on the police abuse of homeless people in New York City while in school and has also received a fellowship from the Society of Professional Journalists.[1]

Leila takes part in a lot of volunteer work, as she is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, mentors teenagers, and works with victims of domestic violence. She appears at many KTLA-sponsored and public community events. She also volunteers with deaf children in the community and speaks Thai and French.[1]


Leila enjoys spending time with her children as well as swimming, dancing, camping, and yoga.[1]

Leila's father Alan Shawn Feinstein is the founder of the Feinstein Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering education and ending hunger. Her mother Dr. Pratarnporn Feinstein, a psychiatrist and native of Bangkok, Thailand.[2] Leila is of mixed Jewish and Thai descent.


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