Leila McDowell


News Entertainment

Sophisticated Local, National, International Reporting 
Experienced broadcast journalist who offers top notch investigative reporting and compelling, character driven stories.  McDowell also has served as anchor and host for various media both news and entertainment including Sirius XM and IHeart radio.  She possesses strong digital media audience building skills and has production and editing experience.  McDowell has covered wars in the Western Sahara, immigrants and racial tension in Paris, and secured interviews with controversial figures like then Cuban president Fidel Castro and late PLO leader Yasser Arafat.  She was a star reporter/anchor for the ABC affiliate in Harrisburg, PA.  As the featured enterprise reporter with “Best Talk In Town” on WPIX-TV in New York, McDowell was known for award winning series including one on children guilty of patricide that focused on an exclusive with a teenage girl who killed her father.  She also snagged the first exclusive interview with the nation’s first surrogate. McDowell has reported for CNN, NPR, AP broadcast and many others.   She is currently Washington bureau chief and senior correspondent for an international network Arise TV.  
January 2013-current
Washington DC Bureau Chief and Senior DC Correspondent  
Arise TV (24 hour news network in Europe, and Africa)
October 2013-Current:
Freelance reporter/host   
The Root.com (Washington Post), Grio.com (MSNBC), Huffington Post, Sirius XM Radio 
June 2012-Current:
Commentator MSNBC-TV, TV One’s News Now with Roland Martin 
Full time and freelance reporter, weekend anchor
CNN, Associated Press Broadcast, National Public Radio, WPIX-TV (New York),  WHTM-TV (ABC affiliate), WBLS-FM, WLIB-FM, Sheridan Broadcasting Network,  Inner City Broadcasting, UN Correspondent for Sunday Philadelphia Press
Full and Part Time Radio Personality, Talk Show host:   
WHUR-FM, WKYS-FM, WOL-AM, Sirius XM the Power  
New York University BFA Film and Television Production   

Conversational Spanish and French.   

Leila McDowell

Represented by:

David Brunner
(484) 695-5187


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