Leslie Marshall is a radio journalist, political commentator, and columnist who has been constantly breaking new ground since the beginning of her career. She is a self-described progressive, liberal, democrat, and also a feminist. Born in America, she began several decades ago as a radio talk show host and has also explored other aspects of the media industry throughout her career. In 1992, she made history as the youngest woman to host a syndicated radio talk show. In the early 2000s, the versatile journalist ventured into TV moderation and has continued to contribute to several news programs on various television stations. Marshall is indeed a versatile media personality and a pacesetter in series issues.
Leslie Marshall – Bio
She was born on October 2, 1976, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother is a Christian, while her father is Jewish. Information about her early education and high school is not easily available. For her college education, she attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication. She also earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College, also in Boston.
Career Achievements of The Journalist
Leslie Marshall began her career as a radio journalist in her hometown of Boston, where she worked as a news reporter for a radio station. She then moved to Miami, Florida, where she worked in both radio and television. She has held various capacities; as the traffic, weather, and news reporter and as a disc jockey. When she hosted a particularly unusual episode of a midnight music show on the radio, Marshall caught the attention of a program director of a talk radio station in the same city, who eventually joined the show. She was then hired by WNWS Miami, where she began her career as a radio talk show host and served in that capacity for about three years.
Later, Marshall worked for a short time on various radio stations, including WJNO in West Palm Beach, WTMJ in Milwaukee, and WWWE in Cleveland. Her next job was with WGR in Buffalo, New York, and then she worked at KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas. Both WGR and KPRC had excellent ratings, which brought her to the attention of major radio stations.
Leslie Marshall was nationally syndicated in 1992 when she replaced Tom Snyder on the Daynet/ABC Satellite Radio Network. Her program was broadcast on more than 200 stations in the USA and lasted up to 3 years. After the network disbanded in 1995, she moved to WLS-FM in Chicago, where she served as host of the afternoon talk show. Her next job was with Radio KGO in San Francisco, then she was hired by KHTK/Hot Talk in Sacramento, where she hosted a noontime show. Also in San Francisco, she hosted a television show “Bay Talk” on KRON T.V., a station affiliated with NBC.
Two years after completing her first assignment with the station, Marshall was rehired by WLS-FM Chicago. Also in Chicago, she co-hosted the television show “Beyond the Beltway” on WGR-TV. After spending about 2 years in Chicago, she finally moved to Los Angeles. She hosted talk shows on various radio stations in LA, including KFI, KLSX, KABC, and KLAC. When KLAC changed the format from a talk station to a music station, Leslie Marshall moved to WWKB in Buffalo, New York. There she began hosting her own show, “The Leslie Marshall Show”, which is broadcast every week in the evening. The WWKB broadcasts in the Northeastern United States and Canada, but one year after it began broadcasting, Marshall’s show was syndicated nationwide.
Leslie Marshall is not only a successful headliner for her own show on WWKB, but also regularly writes political contributions to Fox News shows such as The O’Reilly Factor and Your World with Neil Cavuto. She also writes features for Kudlow & Company on CNBC and Scarborough Country on MSNBC. The versatile political commentator also writes a column on the Huff Post.
Leslie Marshall is married since October 1996. Her husband is Muslim and an orthopedic surgeon by profession. The couple has two children, a son, and a daughter. They adopted their first child in Pakistan and adopted their second child after 13 IVF cycles.