Leslie Albrecht

Reporter/Producer @ReporterLeslie lalbrecht@dnainfo.com

Leslie Albrecht is a reporter/producer covering Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Gowanus.

She’s glad to be back in New York after a four-year stint working as a newspaper reporter at the Merced Sun-Star and the Modesto Bee in California’s Central Valley, where she covered City Hall, crime, breaking news and real estate.

Leslie has written about the trial of a gang member who murdered a police officer, the foreclosure crisis and people looking for love at the rodeo.

She received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she wrote about drug-addicted moms hoping to get their kids out of foster care. She also worked on a documentary about a union trying to organize workers at a gourmet grocery store.

Before Columbia, she lived in San Francisco, where she worked at nonprofits and ate a lot of burritos. She graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

Fun Fact: Leslie worked as a waitress at EuroDisney where she learned how to say “apple juice” in several languages.


 
Bedford-Stuyvesant »

March 3, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For The Borough's Best Artisanal Spot

We're pitting some of the borough's best artisanal fare against each other in a March Madness showdown.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

March 2, 2015

Church Avenue Businesses Optimistic Despite Artisanal Bakery's Closure

The loss of Nine Chains was a blow, but other business owners say Church Avenue has a bright future.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 2, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Institution

We're pitting some of the borough's best neighborhood institutions against each other in a showdown.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

February 26, 2015

Bakery That Sells $12 Bread Loaves Closing Due to Lack of Business: Owner

Nine Chains in Ditmas Park will close on March 1 after a year in business.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 26, 2015

DOT Unveils 'Lush' Public Art on Gritty Gowanus Median

"Greenery," a metal sculpture, was installed at Fourth and Prospect avenues.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 25, 2015

Teachers at Top Brooklyn Schools Ask Parents to Help Save Their Jobs

Teachers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed evaluation system could cost some educators their jobs.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 24, 2015

'Affordable' Steakhouse Opening in Park Slope

Carnem, opening this spring at 318 Fifth Ave., will serve steaks starting at less than $20.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 20, 2015

New Brooklyn Middle School Aims to 'Reflect Diversity'

Families want the new M.S. 839 to draw students from Red Hook, Park Slope, and Sunset Park.