Brenda León

Connecticut Public

Reporter Profile

Brenda Millicent León reports on undercovered Latino communities for Connecticut Public Radio. She covered the recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico during her internship at The Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico. A graduate from Lehman College at the City University of New York, she focused on broadcast journalism with a concentration in political science. During her time there she was a host at WWRL La Invasora 1600 AM. Her work has been published in The Gothamist, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), El Deadline and The Mott Haven Herald. A Bronx native, León is a recent graduate from The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she obtained her master’s in Spanish-language journalism.


Beat: Latino communities

This reporter covers Latino communities undercovered and underserved by its local media, and by public media more broadly. The beat includes municipal meeting coverage as well as local events and community gatherings. This reporter works in tandem with journalists from GFR Media in Puerto Rico – the publisher of El Nuevo Dia, the island’s largest newspaper – to tell stories that help chronicle the lives of Puerto Ricans who live in one place and also care about another. Thematically, there are opportunities for the RFA reporter’s work to contribute to our coverage of racial and wealth-based disparities in health, education and criminal justice. There are also be opportunities to contribute to people and immigration reporting distributed regionally by the New England News Collaborative.