Leigha McNeil

Multimedia Journalist

Leigha McNeil joined the KXXV team in August 2020. She’s a Multimedia Journalist who was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Leigha is a proud Ragin Cajun Alumna of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After graduating in the fall of 2019, she began her career in Lafayette, Louisiana as the Weekend Anchor and Reporter at KADN/KLAF.

Leigha shoots, writes, and edits her own stories. During her time in Lafayette, she has covered: hurricanes, multiple fatal plane crashes, protest against local and state government, and countless community events. She’s passionate about sharing stories that inform and inspire the community.

When she’s not telling your stories, Leigha enjoys cooking Cajun and Creole food, spoiling her dogs Leo and Lucci, and spending time with loved ones.

She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and The National Association of Black Journalists.

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