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As a journalist and cultural storyteller, Leslie Ambriz is a colorful communication cocktail - think Chicana Erin Andrews (minus the sports), with a dash of Oprah (minus the millions). Raised on the palpable vibrance of Los Angeles, an early love for people and stories inspired her inevitable foray in media. A season of managing multiple indie-rock bands preceded a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Theological Studies, a Broadcast Manager position with Biola University, internships with the KTLA-5 Morning Show, Wayfarer Entertainment, and, subsequently, a production position at TBN's JUICE TV.
Barrel-aged to perfection with international travel and a graceful foray into 1980s dance, Leslie is a bilingual banner of tender boldness and curated curiosity. With a fervent dedication to racial advocacy in pop culture, her various red-carpet hosting with Maria Menounos' After Buzz TV, Black Hollywood Live, and The Popcorn Talk Network have blossomed with the sweet notes of a freelance reporting career. She can ask both the hard questions and at the same time geek out about the latest events in film and television.
A frequent reporter with NBC Asian America, Annenberg Media, AfterBuzz, and JUICE TV, Leslie resides in Southern California, with her brazen ambition and burgeoning music collection. She is currently in the process of obtaining a Masters of Science in Journalism at the University of Southern California.
At USC, Leslie has been able to enhance her skills as a digital journalist by creating content in partnership with Snap Inc. for USC's Latinx student body. She also serves as the co-founder of the first-ever Spanish language digital newscast to come out of USC Annenberg Media.
Leslie also produces and co-hosts a podcast called, Bossy Bonitas on Apple Podcasts and Soundcloud.
Have a story to tell? A project to cover? A package to prepare? Leslie's on-camera and production experience pairs well with practically any communicative endeavor.