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Leslie Cranford

Senior Staff Writer

Leslie Cranford

Senior Staff Writer

As one of three senior staff writers in the Office of Communications and Marketing, Leslie’s duties involve much more than writing. With a broad background in broadcasting as well, Leslie assists in producing radio and television stories, web audio and video, and other content.

While earning a double major in telecommunications and speech communication at Texas Tech, she began her decade-long Lubbock radio career reading weather forecasts at legendary KSEL. Leslie worked in television production for Fox 34 and KCBD-TV, in the corporate advertising office of United Supermarkets, and was development director for Lubbock Meals on Wheels.

She began working for Texas Tech in 1998 in what was then the News & Publications office, covering Agriculture, Law, Business, Human Sciences and other miscellaneous beats.  Leslie moved to the Division of Outreach and Distance Education, where she spent more than four years developing award-winning marketing communications for Texas Tech’s K-12 distance learning curriculum and community outreach programs.

Now back in Communications & Marketing, Leslie covers the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Education, College of Media & Communication, the Law School, the Rawls College of Business and the spirit squads.

Contact Leslie at (806) 742-2136 or leslie.cranford@ttu.edu