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Leisha Santorelli

World Editor, BBC Marketplace

Leisha Santorelli is a senior BBC News journalist working across television, online and radio. She looks after the BBC World Service partnership with America’s biggest business programme, Marketplace, after having covered the Asia Pacific region for over a decade.

She has been deployed to cover some of the world’s biggest news stories, including the aftermath of Philippines Typhoon Haiyan and the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Leisha previously worked at Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong.

She received her degree in Comparative Literature and African Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Leisha lives in London with her husband Tom and a British shorthair cat called Mochi.