Leslie Mayes is a reporter for NBC Connecticut. You can see her reports weeknights on the News at 11.
Leslie joined NBC Connecticut in 2015 from Charlotte, North Carolina where she was a morning reporter at News 14 Carolina.
Prior to her time in the south, Leslie covered national politics as the Washington Bureau producer for the Time Warner Cable News channels in New York, North Carolina, and Texas.
During her time in Washington, D.C., Leslie covered both of President Barack Obama’s inaugurations and several State of the Union addresses.
Leslie began her career in TV behind the camera as a news assistant and photographer in New York City for NY1 News. While there, she traveled across the country on the campaign trail, where she followed the Hillary Clinton and Obama campaigns during the 2008 election cycle.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Leslie credits her roots in the nation’s capital for her early love of news and current events, particularly national politics. She earned a degree in Government from St. John’s University in New York City.
Leslie is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists, enjoys working with children from under-served communities and telling stories that might often go unnoticed.
When she’s not chasing Connecticut’s latest news, you can usually find her researching for her next international adventure or looking for a new local restaurant to enjoy a good meal.