Danae Leake

Danae hails from Jacksonville, located in the world's famous county (Duuuval), and moved to Baton Rouge to work as a digital content producer for WAFB.

As a child, Danae always had a love for the world of words and storytelling that empowers. While studying English and Mass Communication at the University of North Florida, she was very active in the university's student media, and worked her way up to Features Editor. In addition, Danae interned for WJCT, the National Public Radio affiliate in Jacksonville, and Jacksonville Magazine.

In 2016, she landed a position as a Digital Content Producer at Action News Jax, WJAX-TV, covering local breaking news and managing the station's website and social media pages.

After wanting a change of pace and atmosphere, Danae moved to Baton Rouge in May to work as a digital news reporter. In addition, she manages and produces content for the site’s inaugural business section.

Contact Danae via email at dleake@wafb.com.

Recent Articles by Danae

LSU professor refines process to make biodegradable Mardi Gras beads

Man accused of slaying 5, including his parents, arrested in VA; extradition hearing set

Suspect accused in Wayde Sims' shooting death formally indicted

LSU fraternity shut down; university investigation launched

DCFS reports early issuance of Feb. food stamps for La. recipients complete

Louisiana Highway Safety Commission offering discounted Lyft rides for New Year’s Eve

Number of Hepatitis A cases in La. up to 58

Watch out for college test prep scams

LSU alumnus wins big on Wheel of Fortune

Person killed during attempted robbery of LSU athletes identified

Report: Louisiana ranked most unhealthy state in 2018

CDC says check your pantry, throw away recalled and expired goods before the holiday season

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine receives $10.1 million, largest gift in school’s history

Man dressed as LSU Golden Girl in viral photos has been identified

Police announce arrest of suspect in Wayde Sims' shooting death

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims killed in shooting near Southern University

Attorneys: BRPD email says former officer accused of killing Alton Sterling was ‘borderline nuts’

‘Swamp People’ Randy Edwards dies in car crash, sources say

Child taken to hospital after crash involving school bus and truck

Gov. Edwards urges public to stay alert for Tropical Storm Gordon