Leah Clapman

Managing Editor, Education
PBS Newshour

Leah Clapman is a journalism and education entrepreneur who created Student Reporting Labs, a video journalism training initiative in over 150 schools and 46 states that translates NewsHour values of excellence, responsibility and trust into an innovative project-based learning program. She also founded NewsHour Extra, which produces current events lesson plans and PBS Learning Media curricula and helped launch and manage “Making the Grade,” the NewsHour’s weekly focus on education issues, policy and practice, and “Rethinking College,” the NewsHour’s annual series on change and innovation in higher ed.

Leah graduated from Princeton University and lives in Washington, DC with her two children and husband, an American history teacher and musician, and a new puppy.

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