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Jeff Leshay

Jeff Leshay began his career as a journalist with The Associated Press, cutting his teeth in the Philippines by covering the violent turmoil that led to the overthrow of President Ferdinand Marcos. He later worked as an award-winning TV news reporter and anchor at ABC and NBC stations, CNBC and Fox News. Following a decade in TV news, Jeff served in leadership positions at three of the world's largest public relations firms and as the head of communications and public affairs at two public companies. In 2011, he founded Leshay Communications, LLC, specializing in executive presentation coaching, media training and crisis management. The TV news and financial thriller "Dangerous Trades" is Jeff's first novel, but his second book. He authored the acclaimed non-fiction book "How to Launch Your Career in TV News" as a way of helping budding journalists land jobs in this highly competitive field. Jeff holds a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, a select group of chief communications and public relations officers dedicated to strengthening the PR/corporate communications profession, and he frequently provides communications counsel to a variety of philanthropic organizations.