Karleen Leveille is a National Emmy Award-Winning Producer and morning anchor at WBNG. She started her career as an intern at ABC “20/20” & “Primetime” under the tutelage of producers for Anchors Barbara Walters, Dianne Sawyer, and Chris Cuomo. Prior to joining WBNG, Karleen was a host at North Shore Television where she hosted several primetime specials along with four staple programs. Her most recent special was the Sandra Lindsay interview featuring Sandra Lindsay, the first person in the United States to receive the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine. As a journalist, Karleen’s articles have been featured in local newspapers.
As a producer, Karleen created content seen across the globe on airlines and nationally on networks including the Oprah Winfrey Network, CBS, and HGTV. Karleen has broken barriers in her industry by becoming the first woman, as well as the first of color, to direct Fandango’s 2017 coverage of Comic-Con. She’s overseen campaigns and experiential events for Google, Spectrum, and Politico.
A native New Yorker, Karleen is a graduate of Cornell University’s - School of Industrial and Labor Relations. In 2012, she earned her Masters of Business Administration in the City of Champions, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the esteemed Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. In 2019, Karleen expanded her media acumen in the podcast industry and revived a training program to train women to enter the media and entertainment industry. Most recently, Karleen was recognized by Crain’s Magazine as a Notable Black Executive and Leader. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
In her downtime, you can find Karleen taking pilot lessons and romanticizing about her former days as a member of the Cornell Car Racing Team! She currently lives in Johnson City with her husband, Ron.