Leah Donnella Leah Donnella is an assistant editor on NPR's Code Switch team.
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Leah Donnella

Assistant Editor, Code Switch

Leah Donnella is an assistant editor on NPR's Code Switch team, where she helps produce and edit for the Code Switch podcast, blog, and newsletter. She created the "Ask Code Switch" series, where members of the team respond to listener questions about how race, identity, and culture come up in everyday life.

Donnella originally came to NPR in September 2015 as an intern for Code Switch. Prior to that, she was a summer intern at WHYY's Public Media Commons, where she helped teach high school students the ins and outs of journalism and film-making. She spent a lot of time out in the hot Philly sun tracking down unsuspecting tourists for on-the-street interviews. She also worked at the University of Pennsylvania in the department of College Houses and Academic Resources.

Donnella graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies.

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When The 'White Tears' Just Keep Coming

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How Yellow Fever Turned New Orleans Into The 'City Of The Dead'

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Taylor Swift Is The 21st Century's Most Disorienting Pop Star

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Why It's Time To Retire The Disparaging Term 'White Trash'

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What Does It Mean To Be A 'Nation Of Immigrants'?

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In Search Of Black-On-Black Love

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We Asked, You Answered: When Should We Call Something 'Racist'?

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