Brenda León is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms. Brenda covers the Latino/a, Latinx community with an emphasis on wealth-based disparities in health, education and criminal justice.
Before coming to Connecticut Public, she completed a Master's degree in Spanish-Language Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. She attended Lehman College at the City University of New York (CUNY), where she studied Multimedia Journalism with a concentration in Political Science. While there, she was a presenter at WWRL La Invasora 1600 AM. Her work has been published by The Gothamist, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), El Deadline and the Mott Haven Herald.