Danielle Leigh - Eyewitness News
Danielle Leigh is an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter who joined the Eyewitness News Team in August 2017.

Her reporting on government corruption and mismanagement has led to new laws and policy changes. She's also helped viewers tricked by unscrupulous business practices recoup thousands of dollars.

Prior to joining Eyewitness News, Danielle worked as a consumer investigative reporter at KING5 in Seattle. While there, her reporting exposed a landlord violating fair housing laws, uncovered safety concerns within Seattle's vehicle-for-hire inspection process, caused the state to alter a confusing system of toll bills, and achieved policy changes in a federal rural housing program offered by the USDA to prevent county government from taking advantage of participants through unfair fees.

Danielle strongly believes in supporting her community. She has worked to increase awareness about diabetes, helped raise money for uncompensated care for children experiencing debilitating illnesses and served on the board for Runway to Freedom, an organization supporting domestic violence victims.

In her free time, Danielle loves traveling, trying new restaurants, enjoying live music, snowboarding, relaxing beach side and cuddling up with her dogs, Sasha and Diego.

You can follow her on Facebook.

Danielle's Stories
'This is homegrown hate,' says Jersey City Mayor on Tuesday's killings
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop sat down with Eyewitness News one on one Thursday to address Tuesday's hateful acts that ended with four innocent people and two armed suspects, who had expressed anti-Semitic ideology, dead.
NJ crime data shows increase in Jersey City hate crimes
The shooting in Jersey City, dubbed a hate crime by Mayor Steven Fulop, marks an uptick in reports of bias crimes in New Jersey, according to state law enforcement data.
Doctors warn about risks of second hand e-cigarette vapors
Doctors are warning about the potential dangers of second-hand smoke from electronic cigarettes as the number of cases of lung injury related to smoking e-cigarettes continues to rise.
Lawmakers propose bill to help New York renters avoid eviction
Tenant and landlord advocates are gearing up for another fight about housing rights in the new year, and lawmakers are set to consider a bill that would prohibit landlords from evicting tenants without providing a good legal reason when a lease expires.
20 women sue Lyft in latest lawsuit alleging sexual assaults by drivers
The rideshare company Lyft is facing another lawsuit alleging drivers for the platform sexually assaulted riders in their vehicles.
Still no resolution to towing woes in one Dutchess County city
One city in Dutchess County now says it won't update a controversial towing ordinance prior to 2020 despite statements from the City of Poughkeepsie mayor that he hoped to enact an updated ordinance to eliminate confusion about the city's towing laws before the end of 2019.
7 On Your Side Investigates: The human impact of traffic deaths
New York City has officially launched its annual Dusk and Darkness Campaign to encourage safety on the roads, especially during the winter season when drivers encounter fewer hours of sunlight.
New York City finds resolution to East Village garbage truck feud
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the city had found a new temporary home for the garbage trucks that showed up on a residential section of East 10th Street between First and Second Avenues a little over a year ago and immediately outraged residents and business owners.
CDC calls drug resistant fungus Candida auris an 'urgent threat'
The Centers for Disease Control released startling new statistics this week about the number of people dying from drug resistant infections, estimating that someone dies from one every 15 minutes.
7 On Your Side Investigates: Doctors sounding alarm on medical marijuana
Doctors are sounding the alarm about the lack of research surrounding the use of marijuana to treat pain even as more as more states legalize the substance for medical and recreational use.