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Leslie Marshall is no newcomer to the world of talk radio; she has been a radio talk host for over 19 years and a pundit on national television for the past 5 years. Leslie became the youngest person ever to be nationally syndicated on radio when she replaced Tom Snyder on the ABC Satellite Radio Network in 1992. She was also the first woman to host an issues-oriented program nationwide.
Originally from Boston, Leslie earned her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and her master’s in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College.
She started her broadcasting career as a radio news reporter in Boston. Hoping to branch out into television, Leslie took her news skills to Miami, Florida. While in Miami, Leslie broadened her skills by doing news, traffic, weather and even disc jockey work. Leslie started her talk radio career at WNWS in Miami where she remained for 3 years.
Leslie’s career next moved her to host middays at WGR in Buffalo, followed by mid-days at KPRC in Houston; all the while, the network was watching. In 1992, Leslie was asked to replace Tom Snyder on the ABC Satellite Radio Network. Her program ran for three years on over 200 stations nationwide.
After three years the network disbanded and Leslie went to work for WLS/FM in Chicago hosting an afternoon drive talk show. After the OJ Simpson trial ended, Leslie decided she needed a change of pace and followed her heart to San Francisco to marry her love of nearly 8 years. Leslie then joined the line-up at KGO radio in San Francisco and also hosted a midday show on KHTK/Hot Talk in Sacramento. On television she hostsed Bay Talk on KRON T.V., the local NBC affiliate in the city by the bay.
Two years later, Leslie returned to Chicago. She worked early evenings on WLS AM. In addition, she co-hosted Beyond the Beltway on WGR TV and remained in Chicago for over two years.
Long distance love is tough, but even tougher on a marriage; so when Leslie’s husband was offered a job opportunity in Los Angeles, she joined him. Once in L.A., Leslie hosted talk shows on KFI, KLSX and KABC radio on the weekends, and was finally signed to KLAC, KFI’s sister station at it’s inception. KLAC remained a talk station for two years and Leslie was there the entire time hosting early evening weeknights. When KLAC flipped formats, Leslie decided to stay in Los Angeles with her husband.
Since KLAC flipped to music, Leslie has been heard for the past year on WWKB. She is also heard sitting in for Alan Colmes on the Fox Radio Network/nationally, as well as Jim Bohannon on the Westwood One Radio Network.
Leslie continues to be seen on television each week on the Fox News Channel and also each week on CNBC’s Kudlow & Company. She is a regular contributor on CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, as well as The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, The Neil Cavuto Show, The John Gibson Show, all on Fox. She was formerly a Varsity Panel Member on The Dennis Miller Show on CNBC. Leslie has also been seen on Scarborough Country on MSNBC.
In addition to her radio and television career, Leslie occasionally lends her talents in the acting arena. You may have seen her on Desperate Housewives, NYPD Blue, Seventh Heaven, Passions, General Hospital, Port Charles, What Should You Do? on Lifetime and Take Two: Living the Movies on the USA network.
Leslie lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and their cat. Her passions ( in addition to talk radio) are travel, friends and shoes of course!