June LefflerHealth News Reporter
June Leffler is West Virginia Public Broadcasting's health reporter. She grew up in Louisville, KY.
June spent three years as a public radio reporter in rural Alaska. She ran a one-woman newsroom at KSTK in Wrangell, Alaska, while also contributing to Alaska Public Media and stations throughout Southeast Alaska. She has won excellence in journalism awards from the Alaska Broadcasting Association and the Alaska Press Club.
Before moving to Alaska, June interned at the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
June grew up making DIY zines after finding a stash of her mom's publications in the basement. She spent her whole adolescence and early adult life making zines. The Kentucky Foundation for Women awarded her two grants to produce the Louisville based youth arts zine, Goodwill Zine, which ran from 2009 to 2012.
She graduated from the University of Louisville and then received a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Contact her at email@example.com.
A new podcast highlights the “unsung heroes” in the fight against COVID-19 in West Virginia. Marshall University Professor Chris White interviews city and university officials, physicians and essential workers in the state. These guests reflect on their work, uncertainties and how far they've come in this open forum. A book-worm and lifelong learner, White also draws on historic examples of other global pandemics that have helped him contextualize our new normal. He spoke with June Leffler about the new podcast.
State Supreme Court Justices, elected officials and Gov. Jim Justice were sworn in this afternoon, marking a subdued -- and socially distanced -- inauguration ceremony that was held outdoors at the state capitol.It was an occasion to thank West Virginia’s public servants and reflect on the struggles of the past year.Members of the state's coronavirus task force thanked essential, medical and military personnel, while remembering those lost to COVID-19. More than 1,800 people have died in the state since the pandemic began.
West Virginia health officials will roll out a new online system for taking COVID-19 vaccination appointments starting Monday. Gov. Jim Justice announced that his office has contracted with telecommunications service Everbridge, at the cost of $760,000 a year. State officials hope the system will streamline vaccine registrations, as some West Virginians are experiencing lengthy call wait times.
Covid-19 clinic opens in Morgantown, WV. Vaccine doses.
Gov. Jim Justice discusses COVID-19 vaccines supplied by federal government.
The state has lowered its age of vaccine eligibility from 80 to 70 years and older, Gov. Jim Justice announced at a press conference Wednesday.That age requirement could drop to 65 as early as next week, the governor added.