Leslie Stimson is the Washington Bureau Chief for Inside Towers. Leslie Stimson has 35 years of reporting experience, with 20 of those years spent at radio trade publications. Most recently, Leslie was editor-in-chief of Streamline’s Radio and Television Business Report, covering regulatory and business trends. Prior, she was News Editor/Washington Bureau Chief at Radio World’s website and newspaper. She initiated beat coverage, monitored trends and reported daily on technology and business issues that affect radio before the FCC and Congress as well as new radio technologies and consumer electronics including the connected car, HD Radio, NextRadio and others.
In an earlier stint, Leslie was Senior Editor/Washington Bureau Chief for Radio Business Report, where she expanded its FCC and Capitol Hill coverage, including on-site reporting on the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Prior, she was Managing Editor, Writer for the National Association of Broadcasters weekly member newsletter “RadioWeek.”
She has been quoted about digital radio in “USA Today,” and been a guest on radio shows devoted to digital radio for ABC Radio, Voice of America and WAMU(FM), Washington’s “Public Interest,” syndicated nationally by NPR, as well as a speaker for the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Leslie began her news career in radio, including anchoring and reporting stints with WAMU(FM), Washington, Voice of America and the Maryland News Network.