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Leah Johansen

Leah Johansen

Leah Johansen is Weekend Managing Editor at 570 NEWS, and can be heard reporting and anchoring in the morning, afternoon, and on weekends.

After moving down the 401 from Georgetown to Waterloo in 2011, Leah's post-secondary education started at Wilfrid Laurier University studying Film and English. Her love of researching and interviewing took her to Conestoga College to study Broadcast Journalism where she fell in love with radio. Throughout her time at Conestoga, Leah worked as a reporter and anchor for 88.3 CJIQ and as a reporter and anchor for Spoke TV, a weekly news show aired on Rogers TV. She picked up awards for Best Radio Documentary, Best Newscast (radio), Best On-Camera Performance, as well as a Rogers Scholarship Award.

Leah began her journey with 570 NEWS in 2014. Her favourite thing about working for 570 NEWS is keeping listeners up to date on local and global breaking news.

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Recent Work by Leah

Extreme cold warning issued for Waterloo Region (updated)

Extreme cold warning issued for Waterloo Region (updated)

Wind chills values are expected to plummet into the minus 20 to minus 30 range
Missing 14-year-old girl found safe

Missing 14-year-old girl found safe

Police are thanking the public for their help
Damage pegged at over $1 million after massive Cambridge house fire (update)

Damage pegged at over $1 million after massive Cambridge house fire (update)

A firefighter was also hurt fighting the fire
Police looking for bank robbery suspect

Police looking for bank robbery suspect

It happened over the noon hour in downtown Kitchener on Wednesday
Police investigating reports of up to six shots fired in Kitchener

Police investigating reports of up to six shots fired in Kitchener

Police say multiple people reported two to six shots fired in the area of Sydney Street and Lilac Street Wednesday evening
Police Chief calls proposed budget 'significant ask': WRPS looking to hire 47 new officers

Police Chief calls proposed budget 'significant ask': WRPS looking to hire 47 new officers

The new proposed budget would see a 5.17 per cent increase at $169,534,406 with a one per cent net tax rate, costing the average taxpayer an additional $19.68 per year
401 partially reopened between Hwy 6 South and Cambridge after jet fuel spill (update)

401 partially reopened between Hwy 6 South and Cambridge after jet fuel spill (update)

The closure is due to a double tanker truck roll-over, police say the truck was carrying jet fuel which spilled along the 401
401 reopened near Cambridge after jet fuel spill (update)

401 reopened near Cambridge after jet fuel spill (update)

Westbound lanes reopened in the afternoon. The eastbound lanes fully reopened Sunday night
Wellesley Township first locally to opt in for retail cannabis stores

Wellesley Township first locally to opt in for retail cannabis stores

Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and Woolwich Township councils will all deal with the issue at council meetings next week
Guelph Police/Public Health issue alert after surge in overdoses involving blue/purple fentanyl

Guelph Police/Public Health issue alert after surge in overdoses involving blue/purple fentanyl

Health professionals responded to two overdoses and one near overdose within 45 minutes Friday afternoon
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