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

Arts council launches app to track festivals in Baton Rouge

Second lawsuit filed against Waitr claims company pays employees below minimum wage

Baton Rouge Girl Scout buys American flag for her school after starting fundraiser

  Gonzales actor to be in new ‘Nancy Drew’ movie

  First Look: ‘Red Stick Social’ setting the stage for entertainment in Baton Rouge

City looking to hire contractor to improve downtown parking situation

  WATCH: The first full trailer of live-action ‘Aladdin’ movie is out

Gotcha to roll out 500 e-bikes early May after launch delay

  IBM withdraws plan to bring customer contact center to Baton Rouge

Pillsbury flour recalled for possible salmonella contamination

  Gov. office says it has not received St. George petition, not ready to make election call

Prescriptions to Geaux to open second pharmacy in April

  Leaders promote ‘Walk the Plank’ tour to get community involved in Plank Road project

Twistlock grows 250 percent in 2018; announces two strategic hires

  Baton Rouge chefs win national award

  Planning commission to look over plans to rezone Hotel Lincoln

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales becomes part of Our Lady of the Lake

  ExxonMobil to fund construction of new polypropylene facility in Baton Rouge

Louisiana gets nods for ‘Green Book,’ ‘Blank Panther’ at 91st Academy Awards

  Students learn about shoreline research during 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ event