Leezel Tanglao

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Leezel Tanglao is a New York-based multi-media journalist at the intersection of editorial, product, business development and sales. She is currently consulting with media companies through her company, StatFury and working with the Associated Press in Audience Development. Prior to this, she was at CNNMoney (now CNNBusiness) as Assistant Managing Editor of Programming where she led a global team of multiplatform editors. She has launched products like proprietary social metric SURGE. Prior to CNNMoney, Leezel has worked at CBSNews.com, VICE News, NowThis, ABCNews.com, KCBS/KCAL and The Press-Enterprise newspaper in Southern California. She received her Bachelor's degree at Loyola Marymount University and a Masters degree at UCLA. She was part of the Poynter/ONA Women’s Leadership Program in 2016. She was named 2018 Member of Year by the Asian American Journalists Association after co-chairing AAJA-NY’s Trivia Bowl, a fundraiser that brings in $26,000 annually for scholarships.

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