Danae Leake

Danae Leake

Digital Content Producer

Baton Rouge, La

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.

Education:

  • University of North Florida: English and Mass Communications

Recent Articles by Danae

Whole Foods to ban plastic straws and use smaller produce bags

East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority now called Build Baton Rouge

Tornado tears roof off Bear Creek Western Store in Montpelier

Homeowner-focused organization to host public meeting to address AT&T small cell towers

  Man dies after attempted armed robbery at Baton Rouge food mart