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Leezel Tanglao

New York
Leezel Tanglao is a multi-media journalist at the intersection of editorial, product, business development and sales. She is currently consulting with media organizations through her company StatFury. She was most recently at CNNMoney as Assistant Managing Editor of Programming. She led a global team of multiplatform editors who were part of the digital war room. The war room team was tasked to help connect engaged audiences with the best content through real time optimization across all platforms. She has also launched products like the proprietary social metric SURGE. Prior to CNNMoney, Leezel has worked at CBSNews.com, VICE News, NowThis, ABCNews.com, KCBS/KCAL and The Press-Enterprise newspaper in Southern California. She is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Online News Association. Leezel received her BA at Loyola Marymount University and her MA in Asian American Studies at UCLA. When she’s not tackling journalism’s next big thing, she is researching family history/DNA relatives, advocating for Filipino American stories, diving deep into all things blockchain and trying to increase her instagram follower account @leezeltanglao to be far ahead of her cat’s insta account: @catjanetyellen.

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