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Leigh Mills

Evening News Anchor/Reporter
NBC15
Leigh Mills

Leigh anchors the 4 and 6pm newscasts on NBC15, where she has worked since 2003. Leigh has won numerous awards for her work, including an Emmy Award and a National Edward R. Murrow Award.

Leigh has a long history of working with area non-profits, including NAMI, Dane County Boys and Girls Club, The National MS Society, The Clean Lakes Alliance, Madison Ballet, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society.

Leigh has been married to her best friend since 2012. She is a mom to two boys, ages 7 and almost 5, and a stepmom to a 16 and 14 year old. She says they have a busy house, and she loves every minute of it! Leigh also teaches a weekly turbokick class and just completed her first full marathon in September of 2021.

Education
  • Ohio University, BSJ, 2003
  • L'Institute de Touraine, French language and literature, 2002
  • Northwestern University, Radio, TV & Film, 1998
  • Awards
  • 2021: Midwest Emmy Nomination in Education Reporting for "A Year Long Project at West Middleton Elementary"
  • 2021: Midwest Emmy Nomination in Education Reporting for "Class During COVID" series
  • 2021: "Best of Madison" TV News Team, silver
  • 2020: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 1st place award for Best Series or Documentary for "Class During COVID"
  • 2019: "Best of Madison" TV News Team, bronze
  • 2017: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 1st place award for Best Editorial/Commentary for “Unspun"
  • 2015: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award in Series/Documentary for "Welcoming Baby"
  • 2015: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Significant Community Impact for "Crystal Apple Awards"
  • 2015: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Election Night Coverage
  • 2014: Midwest Emmy Nomination in Serious News (Hard) Single Feature for "Police Shootings: The Untold Story"
  • 2014: "Best of Madison" Evening News Team, gold
  • 2013: "Best of Madison" Evening News Team, gold
  • 2013: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for live reporting
  • 2012: "Best of Madison" TV Personality, silver
  • 2012: Associated Press Award for Enterprise Reporting for "DA Shortage"
  • 2012: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Hard News/Investigative for "DA Shortage"
  • 2012: Media Award for Excellence, presented by NAMI Dane County
  • 2011: Midwest Emmy Nomination in Health Reporting for "Teen Anorexia"
  • 2011: Midwest Emmy Nomination in Serious Feature/Hard News for "Quadruple Homicide: One Year Later"
  • 2011: Associated Press Award for Best Hard News for "Quadruple Violence: One Year Later"
  • 2011: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 3rd place in Hard News/Investigative for "Quadruple Homicide: One Year Later"
  • 2010: RTDNA National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature: "Power to Forgive"
  • 2010: Associated Press Feature Award for "Power to Forgive"
  • 2010: RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for "Power to Forgive"
  • 2010: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Feature Award for "Power to Forgive"
  • 2010: Excellence in Media Award, presented by Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, for "The Silent Crime"
  • 2009: Midwest Emmy Winner for "Power to Forgive"
  • 2009: Midwest Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Achievement for On-Camera Talent: News Anchor
  • 2009: Midwest Emmy Nomination for "A Mother's Mission"
  • 2008: Madison's Best Local Television Broadcaster from the Madison.com Readers' Choice Awards
  • 2008: Best Live On-Scene Reporting from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for "Lake Delton Aftermath"
  • 2008: Midwest Emmy Nomination for “Miracle of Medicine”
  • 2007: Associated Press Award for Best Hard News: Non-Spot for "Miracle of Medicine"
  • 2007: Outstanding Media Partner from the National MS Society Wisconsin Chapter
  • 2006: Midwest Emmy Nomination for “More Than Meets the Eye”
  • 2005: Associated Press Award for “Inside Firehouse One”
  • 2005: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Merit Award for “Inside Firehouse One”
  • 2005: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Best Hard News Story of 2005 for “Camp Shelby”
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