Alex Leff


Alex Leff is a digital editor on NPR’s International Desk, helping oversee coverage of journalists around the world for its growing Internet audience. He was previously a senior editor at GlobalPost and PRI, where he wrote stories and edited the work of international correspondents. Among his achievements, Alex was an editor on a GlobalPost investigation into the Catholic Church’s pattern of shielding priests accused of abuse in the United States and resettling them in South American parishes. The series won a Religion News Association award in 2016. Earlier in his career, Alex reported in Spain and Costa Rica. In San José, Costa Rica, Alex was a reporter for Reuters, the online editor at The Tico Times newspaper and a correspondent with GlobalPost, among other outlets. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Alex is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and earned a master’s in journalism in Spanish at the University of Barcelona in conjunction with Columbia University.

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