Leila Day is a reporter and editor at KALW, with a current focus on healthcare. Day is also a mentor for KALW's Audio Academy and the project manager for the San Quentin Prison Report. She holds a degree in anthropology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and studied audio production at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
She's produced work for AARP, NPR, USA TODAY and other national outlets. In 2015 she was awarded "Best Commentary" from the Society of Professional Journalists, Norcal, and was also a reporting fellow for USC Annenberg's Center for Health Reporting.
Before radio life, she spent 4 years in Havana, Cuba where she developed a dance intensive program and was a frequent contributor to Cuba's national newspaper, Juventud Rebelde.