Leila Feinstein anchors KTLA's 1pm newscast.
Leila joined KTLA full-time in March 2003 after working at the station as a freelance reporter and anchor for two years. In addition to co-anchoring the "KTLA Prime News" from 2004 to 2009, Leila has worked as weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter for the 6 and 10p newscasts. She has received a Los Angeles Press Club Award for her report on a local quadriplegic surfer, one Golden Mike Award from the Southern California Radio and Television News Association for the same report and another Golden Mike for the KTLA News special "Access Asia."
Prior to her time at 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 worked as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net and a general assignment reporter and weekend weather anchor at KCOY in Santa Maria. Outside of California, Leila worked as a general assignment reporter and weekend weather anchor at WSEE in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Leila began her broadcasting career as an associate producer at CBS News while obtaining her M. A. in broadcast journalism at NYU. She has a B. A. in political science and theatre/dance from Brown University. While in school, Leila won a student Emmy Award for her investigative report on the police abuse of homeless people in New York City. She also received a fellowship from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Active in the community, Leila is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She speaks Thai and French. Her volunteer work includes teen mentoring and working with victims of domestic violence. Leila also knows American Sign Language and volunteers with deaf children in the community. Leila appears at many KTLA-sponsored and public community events.
In her free time, Leila enjoys playing with her daughter and son as well as swimming, dancing, camping and yoga.