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PROFILE

Kimberly Leoffler

Reporter
Class of 2015


Kim Leoffler is currently in her third year at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism and minoring in Communication in the Entertainment Industry and Performing Arts Studies.

Over her past four semesters at ATVN, Kim has worked a variety of positions including news anchor, multimedia journalist, web supervisor, assignment desk editor, graphics artist and floor manager.

Some of Kim's favorite stories she has covered include live tweeting reporting at Jackie Lacey's eletion watch party in November 2012 and the LA Times Festival of Books in April 2012.

She currently is working as an assignment desk intern with NBCUniversal working with NBC Nightly News and the Today Show for the West Coast bureau.

Kim recently spent her summer working with NY1 News in New York City where she assisted news assistants and reporters on stories and wrote and edited stories for air. Some of her favorite stories she worked on included a Q and A with Police Commissioner Ray Kelley along with a swearing in of a new police academy class, the Ronnell Wilson Case, and assisting on an interview with the stars of the broadway show "First Date".

In the summer of 2012, Kim worked as a news intern at KABC Radio in Los Angeles. She worked with reporters to conduct interviews, edit audio, and write news stories for the anchors to read during their live broadcasts at the top and bottom of the hour.

Kim is from Peachtree City, Georgia. Her passion for journalism started when she began working at her high school's morning announcements and video production class.

In the future, Kim hopes to continue growing as a journalist and and eventually work for a professional morning news program.

STORIES

Payan X

April 18, 2014

Payan X

New Program to Let Eyewitnesses Share Cellphone Video with Law Enforcement

April 10, 2014

LEEDIR will give Los Angeles law enforcement access to even more evidence. 

Dance Class Doubles as Interactive Therapy Program

April 4, 2014

An interactive dance therapy program gives people with developmental disabilities skills to help them in their daily lives.

Walk and Roll Dance Team Proves a Disability Doesn't Have to Be Limiting

March 30, 2014

One dance team isn't letting a disability stop them from doing what they love.

Student Loan Debt Tops $1 Trillion, Prompts Federal Reform

March 27, 2014

For most students, it's a necessary evil: loans.

Landmark Lawsuit Challenges Teacher Employment Policies

February 20, 2014

Students contend tenure policies compromise the quality of education, but teachers say job security improves student performance.

One Killed, One Wounded in South LA Shooting Near Church

February 6, 2014

A man was shot to death outside 88th Street Temple Church of God and Christ Wednesday night, and a security...

Tournament of Roses Royal Court Visits USC Cancer Center

December 5, 2013

USC Norris Cancer Center patients were inspired by the court's annual visit to the center.

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

December 5, 2013

South Africa's president confimed Mandela's death Thursday.

Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony in Talks to Surrender

November 21, 2013

State Department officials said the talks were unlikely to bring an end to Kony's brutality.

USC Athletes Give Back

November 21, 2013

For USC athletes, this is the season for thanks and giving.

USC Experts Weigh in on Obama Immigration Debate

November 20, 2013

USC professor gives his opinion about the immigration reform in preparation for the university's Institute of Politic's discussion of the...

'Explore LA' Promotes City's Must-See Attractions

November 20, 2013

USG hosted 'Explore LA' Wednesday to give students tips on the city's best attractions.

A Day in LA with Kay: IDA Hollywood

November 14, 2013

International Dance Academy, or IDA, in Hollywood offers dancers professional dance training in all styles of dance.Reporter Kay Angrum shows...

Philippines in Need of Relief After Typhoon Haiyan

November 14, 2013

Potable drinking water and food are in high demand, but emergency experts say donating funds to organizations is the best...

Ice Skating Rink Opens in Downtown LA

November 14, 2013

Los Angeles residents and visitors can now enjoy the holiday season with ice skating in Pershing Square.

Universal Studios Opens Park to Homeless Students

November 14, 2013

Universal Studos gave homeless students from across Los Angeles free park admission as a part of their community outreach program.

First Class of Rescue Dogs Graduate from K9s Only Free Training Program

November 7, 2013

Dogs graduate from local obdience program.

Concert Honors Veterans at Tommy Trojan

November 7, 2013

Concert on USC Campus encourages veterans to attend school.

FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fat

November 7, 2013

FDA announces it will move to ban trans fat from food product.

The Boston Red Sox Win the World Series

October 31, 2013

Boston University Junior David Danesh was in Fenway Park Wednesday when the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinal...

Protest Against Worker Treatment at Chinese Car Company

October 31, 2013

The company recently was fined for not paying their workers enough.

No Silly String in Hollywood this Halloween

October 31, 2013

Violators of the silly string ban face a 1,000 dollar fine and up to six months in jail.

Parents Flock to Campus for Trojan Family Weekend

October 24, 2013

Parents visit USC this weekend for Trojan Family Weekend 2013.

USC Annenberg Hosts Journalism Conference

October 24, 2013

USC Annenberg is giving students the chance to get a foot in the door of the journalism industry through the...

Square Dance Love

Water Conservation

Slacklining Finds Its Way To Santa Monica Beach

Thursday 04/17/14

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