Andrew Leckey, recipient of Fulbright awards to China, Uganda and Taipei that focused on business journalism, is currently on the speaker roster of the U.S. State Department. His business journalism career has included syndicated investment columnist, television anchor and educator. As a SABEW board member, he has been especially active in promoting international goals for SABEW and organizing sessions for students at SABEW conferences.
A syndicated investment columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times for many years, Leckey was also an author and long-time broadcaster whose positions included CNBC anchor and reporter. He founded the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism in 2003 and served concurrently as the Center’s President and the Chair in Business Journalism at Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School until his retirement from both positions in July 2020.
Leckey’s accomplishments as Reynolds Center president included launching of the Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the BusinessJournalism.org site and training sessions for thousands of professional journalists. In his position as chair at ASU Cronkite, he built an award-winning business journalism program that through lectures, internships and job placements helped launch the business journalism careers of young people now employed at major news organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Follow him on Twitter: @AndrewLeckey.