KQED Health Reporter
Lesley McClurg is a health reporter and fill-in host. Her work is regularly rebroadcast on numerous NPR and PBS shows. She has won several regional Emmy awards and a national Edward R. Murrow. The Society of Professional Journalists have recognized her reporting. The Association for Health Journalists awarded Lesley best beat coverage. The Society of Environmental Journalists spotlighted her ongoing coverage of California's historic drought. Before joining KQED in 2016, she covered food and sustainability for Capital Public Radio. She has also reported for Colorado Public Radio, and both KUOW and KCTS9 in Seattle. When not hunched over her laptop Lesley enjoys non-sequitur strolls with her toddler, throwing a disc with her husband or scheming their next globetrotting escapade. Before motherhood she relished dancing tango till sunrise. She fuels herself almost exclusively on chocolate chips when on deadline.