Kimberly Leonard

Staff Writer  The Center for Public Integrity

Leonard is a health reporter who has previously worked for Vogue magazine, Stateline.org and the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, which merged with the Center for Public Integrity in January 2011. She has also done stints at In Style and Time magazines and worked as a video editor at Teach for America. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Richmond, where she majored in urban practice and policy and minored in journalism.

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