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Daniela Leon

KSHB-TV

Reporter

Daniela started at KSHB in December 2021 after anchoring and reporting in Colorado Springs.

She’s no stranger to Kansas her parents are proud to call Gardner, Kansas, home.

Daniela worked in Topeka and graduated from Kansas State University.

Daniela was recognized by the Kansas Press Club for her feature writing and recently won a Colorado Broadcasters Award for contributions to her station’s Hispanic Heritage show.

She’s led coverage on major court cases that have drawn national attention and breaking news like the recent mass shooting at a King Soopers store in Boulder, Colorado.

While these professional recognitions make her proud, she is most proud of being part of a first-generation Mexican American family.

Both of her parents are of Mexican descent and came to the United States at a young age. When not working hard on a story, Daniela is out exploring or eating at some of her favorite restaurants. She considers herself a big foodie and also loves hiking and traveling.

The slopes are harder to get to here in Kansas City compared to Colorado, but she enjoys skiing and snowboarding and is an aspiring skier.

She’s an avid reader and you can find “Push," “Oona Out of Order,” “Long Bright River,” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” on her shelf. She also watches “New Girl,” “American Horror Story,” and the movie “13 Going on 30” over and over.

Daniela is happy to be back in the area and loves our hometown pride. She says no other city matches the love we have for our hometown and our teams.

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