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Leslie Casimir

Leslie Casimir

immigration reporter, Daily News (New York)

Casimir was born in Chicago, Illinois and earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in print journalism at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. She began her journalism career in 1993 as a reporter for the Miami Herald, where she worked for six years. She covered the cultural, political and socio-economic issues within Miami’s African-American and black immigrant communities. She joined the Daily News in New York in 1999, one of the largest newspapers in the U.S., as a reporter, where she is covered immigration issues. Casimir has won a number of awards for her work, including First Place for spot/general news from the New York Association of Black Journalists in 2005, First place for depth reporting from the New York State Associated Press Association in 2000 and the Deadline Club’s Best Series Award in Investigative Reporting in 2000.

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