Leah Willingham, reporting on the Mississippi legislature for the Associated Press, has moved to Charleston, West Virginia, to serve as the AP’s statehouse bureau correspondent.
Prior to this, she was a multimedia journalist at The Concord Monitor, where she was part of a team that won first place in investigative reporting from NENPA in its 2019 Better Newspaper Competition.
She is also the recipient of the 2018 National Alliance for the Mentally New Hampshire Annual Media Award and two New Hampshire Press Association first+place awards for health reporting and general news.
Earlier, Willingham interned at New England Public Radio in Springfield, Massachusetts and at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, MA.
Willingham graduated from Mount Holyoke College.