Danae Leake

Danae hails from Jacksonville, located in the world's famous county (Duuuval), and moved to Baton Rouge to work as a digital content producer for WAFB.

As a child, Danae always had a love for the world of words and storytelling that empowers. While studying English and Mass Communication at the University of North Florida, she was very active in the university's student media, and worked her way up to Features Editor. In addition, Danae interned for WJCT, the National Public Radio affiliate in Jacksonville, and Jacksonville Magazine.

In 2016, she landed a position as a Digital Content Producer at Action News Jax, WJAX-TV, covering local breaking news and managing the station's website and social media pages.

After wanting a change of pace and atmosphere, Danae moved to Baton Rouge in May to work as a digital news reporter. In addition, she manages and produces content for the site’s inaugural business section.

Contact Danae via email at dleake@wafb.com.

Recent Articles by Danae

Raising Cane’s opens second location in Slidell

Waitr completes acquisition of Bite Squad for $323 million; expands reach to 500 cities

Louisiana Marathon 5K and Quarter Marathon canceled ahead of strong storms

Local herbalist to open first brick-and-mortar shop in Walker

LSU fraternity shut down; university investigation launched

Local real estate brokers acquire RE/MAX First in Baton Rouge

DCFS reports early issuance of Feb. food stamps for La. recipients complete

Starlight Studios to create more entertainment jobs for Louisiana residents

BASF chemical plant in Zachary to shut down in April

Public invited to open meetings for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park master plan

Companies in Baton Rouge area interested in hiring laid-off Georgia-Pacific employees

Ebb & Flow Festival and Forum 35’s Art Melt to merge into expanded festival event

Louisiana Art & Science Museum executive director to retire after nearly 40 years of leadership

Martin Luther King Jr. hearse installed as part of ‘Carrying on the Dream’ exhibit at Capitol Park Museum

LSU nursing program ranked No. 10 in top nursing schools in nation

New Iberia man arrested for aggravated arson

Patient taken to hospital after crash on Coursey Boulevard

Louisiana Art & Science Museum to host Vivian Maier street photography exhibit

Investors interested in buildings near Electric Depot

LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri honored with Rod Dedeaux Award