LeShea Agnew

Reporter/Morning Edition Producer

LeShea Agnew is a national award-winning journalist who joined the WXXI news team in 2011 as a Producer for Morning Edition and News Reporter.

A life-long native of North Carolina, she graduated from Salem College (the country’s oldest women's college) in 2008 with a degree in Mass Communication. 

Before joining WXXI, LeShea served as the All Things Considered and Weekend Edition host for several years at NPR-member station WFDD in Winston-Salem. 

LeShea is excited to call New York home and looks forward to uncovering the stories that matter in the Greater Rochester area.

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WXXI Local Stories
2:36 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

City Announces Play Yards for Shelter Animals

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Dogs in Rochester's animal shelter are getting new play yards designed to help keep them active and social until they're adopted. 

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Health
8:44 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Toxins Confirmed in Honeoye Lake

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Health officials are asking people to stay out of Honeoye Lake after tests revealed high levels of toxins.

WXXI's LeShea Agnew has more on the blue-green algae that officials say can cause health issues for people and pets.

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Health
2:24 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Young "Scientists" Investigate Water Quality Issues at Ontario Beach

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Today, local teens are hitting the beach for more than just a little "fun in the sun."

They're participating in a study to investigate an ongoing problem in the community, the water. 

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Government
3:51 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Congresswoman Slaughter Backs Mayor for Re-Election

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Today, Tom Richards received an endorsement the Democrat hopes will help him win his first full term as mayor. 

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WXXI Local Stories
2:19 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

"Hero" Firefighter Returns to Work

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Joseph Hofstetter, who was one of the West Webster volunteer firefighters injured during a shooting while responding to a fire last Christmas Eve, has returned to full active duty.  

 

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Health
1:58 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Syracuse Hospital Nearly Removes Organs from Living Woman

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A central New York hospital has been fined after doctors nearly harvested organs from a woman in 2009 despite warning signs she wasn't dead.   

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Health
1:27 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Child Advocacy Center Announces Major Expansion

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Construction is officially underway at the Bivona Child Advocacy Center's new headquarters.

The Skalny Building at 1 Mount Hope Avenue will provide children with technologically advanced facilities as well as mental and medical services. Bivona also announced the public phase of its "Building Hope" campaign, an initiative to raise the remaining $1 million of its $4 million goal to relocate and fund additional programs and services.  

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Health
2:03 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

AIDS Care of Rochester Adorns New Name

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AIDS Care of Rochester is transforming.

The regional nonprofit health organization is officially rebranding its name and presence in the community. 

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Government
2:48 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Brigade Cuts Expected at Ft. Drum

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The U.S. Army plans to eliminate one of three combat brigades stationed at Fort Drum. 

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Government
2:43 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

City Officials Request Public Input

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The City of Rochester is asking residents for help developing waterfront areas. 

Officials are preparing to update the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program which guides waterfront development in the city. Wednesday at 5:30pm, the Bureau of Planning and Zoning is hosting an "open house" meeting at City Hall to discuss developmental visions and potential issues. Residents will be asked which waterfront areas should be developed and preserved and how public resources should be prioritized. 

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