Lacey Leonardi and her family enjoy living in upstate New York and being involved in this community. Lacey’s husband Frank was born and raised in Central New York, and she swears he’s related to almost everyone in Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida counties. Their daughter, friends, and church keep them full of love and focused on investing in the community.
Lacey, a reporter specializing in infrastructure and traffic news, has been with Spectrum News 1 since it launched in 2003 and brings an unmatched enthusiasm and passion to her job and our local news. Her love of local news started long ago in her small Georgia hometown of Saint Simons Island. She was just in high school when she was offered a job working in the newsroom of WBSG/WJXX News Center 21 in 1989. After attending Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, her love of local news took her all across the country, telling stories from Georgia to Jacksonville, Orlando, Houston and now New York.
Lacey has interviewed hundreds of memorable and special people and worked on thousands of different news stories since 1989, but her favorite interviews include Barbara Bush and Colin Powell. Lacey is a Telly Award winner, SU Whitman School of Management 40 Under 40 Honoree and recipient of the Carol Baldwin Philanthropic Award.
When she’s not working, you can find Lacey spending time decompressing with friends and family. Lacey loves watching her daughter play in one of her many basketball leagues — she’s the loudest cheering parent on the bleachers.