Becoming Leyla Santiago - S2 E01
Host Alexandra Sampson launches the sophomore season of SheTime by chatting with award winning journalist, Leyla Santiago. Leyla is currently a correspondent for CNN based in Mexico City, and has served as an anchor and reporter for news stations in Alaska, California, North Carolina and Virginia. Most recently, Leyla extensively covered the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico where she was one of the first to reach some of the more remote parts of the island. She’s currently partnering with the Hispanic Federation on a fundraising campaign named Dear Corozal to provide continued assistance and supplies to the residents of Corozal — Leyla’s hometown in the countryside of Puerto Rico.
Leyla and Alex discuss:
Leyla’s move from Puerto Rico to the States as a young girl
Service as a form of self-care
Her love for journalism
What it was like to cover Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the island’s current needs, and continued recovery efforts she’s involved in
Her daily self-care practices
Who she’s becoming
This episode is a part of Season 2 -- the "Becoming" series -- of SheTime.
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