Leslie Lopez is the weeknight weather anchor for the KUSI News. She teamed up with KUSI in May of 2011 as a reporter and weather anchor.
Prior to broadcast journalism, Leslie built a financial planning practice in Orange County. Her focus was on estate planning, wealth management and business succession planning. During this time she began writing her own marketing material and selling this same service to colleagues. This is when her love for writing was uncovered. She quit the business a few months later and started the journey towards a writing career.
After writing marketing material for private companies and articles for print publications, Leslie interned at CBS2/KCAL 9 in Los Angeles as a news writer/producer. At the time her aim was to be a news writer, but with encouragement from staff members she changed directions and pursued reporting. Today, she is happy she made the switch which has led her to an exciting and fast-paced career in broadcast.
After CBS2/KCAL 9, Leslie got the opportunity to report in Los Angeles for a weekly newscast called "This Week in Torrance." During this time her passion for news was fueled.
Quickly thereafter, she was hired at KGET, an NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, CA. She was afforded the opportunity to report and do weekend weather and loved the alternating roles.
In May, Leslie signed with KUSI in sunny San Diego and can't imagine a better place to be a weather anchor - best weather in the nation coupled with a multitude of outdoor activities!
When Leslie is not working at KUSI she enjoys reading, writing children's books, playing indoor soccer, hiking, beach activities including surfing, and eating out!
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