Leigh Mills Biography
Leigh Mills is an American anchor currently working at NBC 15 News. She was born in Cortland, Ohio but she now considers southern Wisconsin her home.
She has been at NBC 15 for more than 15 years. She attended Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and graduated with a major in Broadcast-Journalism and a minor in French.
She also spent 3 of her years studying in tours, France at the Institut de Touraine. She was studying journalism at Northwestern University through its Radio, TV, and Film program as a high school senior.
She got married to her best friend and the couple has two children together. She also has 2 adopted kids and a dog, Bella. She enjoys reading and horse riding as well. She is also a big fan of the Cleveland Browns.
Leigh Mills Age
She was born in Cortland, Ohio but she now considers southern Wisconsin her home. Information about her age will be updated soon.
Leigh Mills Husband
Leigh Mills is married to Charlie Trecek. They dated for 3 years before they got married.
Leigh Mills Kids
The couple has two children together. She also has 2 adopted kids and a dog, Bella.
Leigh Mills Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million.
Leigh Mills Career | Leigh Mills NBC 15 News
Mills joined NBC 15 News on September 17th, 2003 and she has been there since then. She spent 11 of her years as the 5,6 and 10 pm news anchor before she adjusted her schedule so that she could have more time with her two boys. The adjustments took place in 2017.
In 2005, Leigh Mills was the 5 pm and 10 pm reporter and a weekend anchor back in 2004. In 2003, she was a general assignment reporter. She moved from Ohio to Madison where she spent 4 years as a reporter, anchor, producer, and she would sometimes take the photography role and editor at WOUB-TV in Athens, Ohio.
Leigh Mills has also worked at a Government Channel in Athens where she was the host of an election show. She used to cover the city government news. She was an intern during the summer at WCHS-TV located in Charleston, West Virginia.
Mills Awards And Recognitions
Leigh Mills has received the following awards;
- 2017–Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 1st place award for Best Editorial/Commentary for “Unspun” – a bi-weekly live interview on NBC 15 News at 5 with two political analysts
- 2015 — Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award in Series/Documentary for “Welcoming Baby” – a 7-part series during my own pregnancy for expectant families on everything from 4-D ultrasounds and buying for baby to the rising cost of daycare
- 2015 — Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Election Night Coverage
- 2015 — Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Significant Community Impact for “Crystal Apple Awards” – an annual effort to honor five local teachers, who are nominated by the community, for their impact on area students
- 2014 — Midwest Emmy Nomination in Serious News (Hard) Single Feature for “Police Shootings: The Untold Story” – an exclusive interview with a former Madison police officer, who pulled the trigger in two officer-involved shootings. His emotional distress, the downward spiral that left his career in ruins, and what he’s now doing to try to change the culture in law enforcement
- 2014 — “Best of Madison” Evening News Team, gold2013 — “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” – an in-depth look at the shortage in the Dane County District Attorney’s Office and how it impacts domestic violence victims and cases
- 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” – a story on two parents’ struggle to save their young daughter after an eating disorder almost killed her.
- 2011 — Midwest Emmy Nomination in Serious Feature/Hard News for “Quadruple Homicide: One Year Later” – a story about the pain and recovery for 3 different families affected by a quadruple homicide – the worst crime of domestic violence Dane County has ever seen.
- 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” – a story about a woman’s ability to forgive and even love the two men who shot her in the head and left her to die.2010 — Excellence in Media Award, presented by Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, for “The Silent Crime” – a story about the lasting impact on a family after a domestic violence homicide.
- 2010 — RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for “Power to Forgive”
- 2010 — Associated Press Feature Award for “Power to Forgive”
- 2010 — Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Feature Award for “Power to Forgive”
- 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” – a story about a little girl who receives hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a genetic disorder that causes developmental delays.
- 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” – a story about one man’s battle to save his own life and the unlikely difference maker: the blood of a baby girl.
- 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” – a two-part series on two men leading seemingly normal lives with extraordinary abilities to help/influence others.
- 2005 – Associated Press Award for “Inside Firehouse One” – an hour-long documentary capturing a day in the life of a Madison firefighter working at station #1.
- 2005 – Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Merit Award for “Inside Firehouse One”
- 2005 – Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Best Hard News Story of 2005 for “Camp Shelby,” a story on the sendoff of nearly 700 Wisconsin Army National Guard members, who made up the first combat deployment of Wisconsin Army Guard forces since World War II. We traveled to Mississippi for the sendoff.