KATIE LEIGHTON is a veteran of the communications industry, having worked on both sides of the media. Before founding Leighton Communications, Inc. in 2001, Katie’s career began with 10 years of experience covering the stories that would headline the local news as a TV news & sports producer, anchor and reporter. Her career in television gave Katie a tremendous understanding of what news professionals are seeking. An Emmy nominated TV producer, Katie created an outstanding contact list of fellow journalists that she has since put to use in PR. This knowledge of the media and the relationships formed has translated into a successful career as a public relations & marketing professional. Katie brings a level of energy, enthusiasm and a “make it happen” attitude that delivers results for her clients. She knows what the media is looking for and works with her clients to be maintain successful relationships with the media. She is proud of the long standing relationships she keeps. Katie is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and lives in Wilmington, DE with her husband and children.