Leslie Sykes Biography – Leslie Sykes Wiki
Leslie Sykes is an American television news anchor, journalist, and reporter. She is the morning and midday co-anchor of the “Eyewitness News” at KABC-TV, ABC’s owned and operated television station in Los Angeles. When she graduated, she started her professional career as a journalist. One of the first jobs she did was as a general assignment reporter at the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. She then proceeded for an internship at a local independent television station KCOP-TV. This led to a desk assistant position in the news department at Fox affiliate KTTV.
Her breakthrough came when she got her first on-air job in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at WDAM-TV. She served as a reporter as well as anchoring three shows a day and produced a newscast. Beginning there, she got her first major market assignment at WVUE-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana. She went back to Los Angeles as a general assignment reporter for KABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” program in December 1994. As 1998 was coming to an end, she was approached by WBBM-TV in Chicago to become its new top female weekend anchor, replacing Sarah Lucero. However, a December 3, 1998 article in the Chicago Sun-Times reported that She had opted “to stay put in Los Angeles.”
She was promoted to co-anchor the weekend edition of the “Eyewitness News” in June 1999 . She got another promotion in 2009, to co-anchor the 11am-Noon slot and then joined the team on “Eyewitness News This Morning” as well.
She was brought up in Compton, California, where her father worked as an administrator for Compton Community College. She went to school at St. Joseph High School – Lakewood, California – and then went to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia where she majored and has a degree in English. While there, she made her film debut as “Miss Mission” in Spike Lee’s 1988 film, School Daze.
Leslie Sykes Age
She was born on June 27, 1965, in San Diego, California, United States.
Leslie Sykes Husband
She is married to her husband Patrick Spann.
Leslie Sykes Children
Sykes and her husband have a son, Patrick. The family currently lives in the View Park-Windsor Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Leslie Sykes Parents
She is the daughter of the late Abel B. Sykes Jr., and her mother Sylvia Mae Thierry Sykes.
Leslie Sykes Family
She has two older sisters, Dawn Carol Sykes and Daphne Grace Sykes.
Leslie Sykes Nationality
She is of American nationality.
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