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Leigha Farnell

CTVNewsAtlantic.ca writer
Leigha Farnell 2019

Leigha Farnell is a web writer at CTV Atlantic in Halifax.

Raised in Enfield, N.S., Leigha has always had a love of telling stories.

Leigha graduated from the Nova Scotia Community College’s Radio and Television Arts program, with a major in television production.

In 2012, Leigha began working with CTV Atlantic as a television technician. Since that time, she has filled a number of roles including directing, producing, production assistant, switching, audio, editing, and web writer.

Leigha is a generalist, but especially enjoys writing feature and hard news stories. She has been a part of team coverage for notable events such as provincial/federal elections and Hurricane Dorian. Leigha also directed the CTV Atlantic coverage of the 2018 Saint John Oil Refinery explosion that won the RTDNA Best TV Newscast – Bert Cannings Award.

Prior to CTV Atlantic, Leigha worked as a street team member at Big Dog / Cat Country.

Leigha speaks English.

Leigha.Farnell@bellmedia.ca

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