Leslie Grisanti began her career telling stories for local news in Minneapolis, and eventually her own story began unfolding. Over the past two decades, she’s worked in New York, Atlanta, Detroit and Chicago, and has been on assignment across the world. Through positions at CNN, PBS, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Harpo Studios, she honed her skills and maintained a reputation for quality production, tight editing and strong writing.

She knows what interests and inspires her intended audience, and she delivers without fail. She has an uncanny ability to present a unique vision that can elicit chills, provoke thought and lead to tears of heartbreak or joy – or both. 

Leslie serves on the Board of Directors for Smile Network International. Smile Network is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization that provides life-altering reconstructive surgeries and related healthcare services to impoverished children and adults in developing nations.

Leslie lives in Minneapolis with her husband Jeff and their dog Sandy.