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
Nassau County Legislature helps save 2 college programs supporting students with autism
The programs provide comprehensive support to students with autism through one-on-one and group counseling sessions, and offer programming designed to address executive functioning and social skill deficits.
Community meeting outlines path to reopening Northport Middle School
Community members with an interest in environmental concerns that have plagued a middle school in Suffolk County got a chance to ask questions of environmental consultants hired to assess the safety of Northport Middle School during a virtual meeting that
Coronavirus News: New York City protests haven't caused spike in COVID-19 cases
Roughly a month after protests against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis began, major US cities including New York City have not seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.
Reopen News: NYC playgrounds reopen with social distancing
The start of Phase 2 in New York City meant the locks would be removed from playgrounds that have sat empty for months, and parents and children were happy to have the recreational option back on Monday.
Environmental report finds Northport Middle School is safe to open
A newly released environmental report has determined a middle school on Long Island closed earlier this year over concerns about toxins on campus is safe to occupy.
NYPD surveillance transparency bill expected to pass New York City Council
The New York City Council is expected to pass several police reforms initiatives Thursday that would create new requirements for transparency and place limits on the use of force by officers, including a ban on chokeholds.
7 On Your Side Investigates: NYPD accused of making arrests in violation of bail reform laws
A class action lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court this week accuses the New York City Police Department of violating bail reform rules that limit who police can arrest.
7 On Your Side: More than 700 police misconduct complaints filed following NYC protests
In 2018, only 19 percent of the 4,745 complaints alleging police misconduct filed in New York City were substantiated by the independent agency tasked with investigating those complaints, according to an annual report.
Analysis of police arrests reveals racial disparities in popular Jersey Shore town
"There have been times I've encountered police just wanting to know what I was doing, a group of black people strolling around the beach. We want to go to the beach too," said Felicia Simmons, currently an Asbury Park resident and longtime resident of the
Analysis of police arrests reveals stark racial disparity in NY, NJ and CT
In the Tri-State region, black people were on average about five times more likely to be arrested than white people, according to analysis of FBI arrest data provided by police departments for 2018.