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Alex Leff

Digital Editor, International Desk

Alex Leff is a digital editor on NPR's International Desk, helping oversee coverage from journalists around the world for its growing Internet audience. He was previously a senior editor at GlobalPost and PRI, where he wrote stories and edited the work of international correspondents.

Among his proud achievements, Leff helped edit GlobalPost's investigation into the Catholic Church's pattern of reshuffling priests accused of abuse into South American parishes, a series that won a Religion News Association award in 2016.

Earlier in his career, Leff reported in Spain and Costa Rica. In San José, Costa Rica, Alex was a reporter for Reuters, the online editor at The Tico Times newspaper and a correspondent with GlobalPost, among other outlets.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Leff earned a master's in journalism in Spanish at the University of Barcelona in conjunction with Columbia University.

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Italian Fitness Coach With COVID-19: 'Feels Like Your Head Is Being Held Underwater'

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People gather in support of pro-democracy protesters during a lunch break rally in the Kwun Tong area in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hong Kong has been battered by months of mass rallies and violent clashes between police and protesters who are demanding direct popular elections of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's government, as well as an investigation into alleged police brutality. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Venezuela Moves Follow Long History Of Intervention In Latin America

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Trump Administration's Support For Iran Protests May Backfire, Experts Warn

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Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Chilean predator priest, met with Pope Francis recently at the Vatican. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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'Pope Cannot Claim He Was Misinformed': Chilean Abuse Survivor After Vatican Meeting

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Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, left, and Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake confer as the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere examines attacks on American diplomats in Havana, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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