Leigh M. Devine
Leigh Devine is a journalist, author and producer originally from Downeast Maine ("eh-yuh"). For more than 15 years, she has had the opportunity to create a wide array of award-winning educational, entertainment, commercial programs and documentaries- always with the goal of enabling viewers to learn about their world.
After earning a Masters of Science from Columbia University's School of Journalism, Leigh went on to write and produce documentary and live-to-tape medical programs for Lifetime Television's "This Week in the New England Journal of Medicine." Later, she became a health producer and on-camera reporter for Medical News Network, a division of Whittle Communications.
Leigh has gone on to create numerous programs, documentaries, and articles, many with a focus on health and medical issues, and their historical and social impact, including Cancer: A Family Matter: WNET/PBS, 5-hour live special; Health Choices: WNET/PBS 10-Part investigative health series: Before the Pink Ribbons: Oxygen TV. She has also produced reality television episodes such as NBC's The Apprentice, and The Learning Channel's A Baby Story.
Recently, Leigh has been consulting on various media and digital projects and is the co-author of two books:
Harvard Health Publications
Teamed with Harvard University physicians to write book proposals and co-author popular health titles including: Manage Your Stress: Overcoming Stress in the Modern World (St. Martin's Press), 2012, and Outsmarting Anger: 7 Strategies for Defusing Our Most Dangerous Emotion (Jossey-Bass), 2013.
Office of Metropolitan Architecture (AMO) Netherlands
US media liaison for the office of Rotterdam-based architect, Rem Koolhass. Coordinated collaboration and intellectual property negotiations with various firms including Google, Associated Press, and the LA Times for AMO's Digital Theater, a custom-coded and user-directed visual experience created exclusively for Prada's Los Angeles Flagship boutique.
Astellas Pharma, US
Created national, multi-year English/Spanish educational media program for organ transplant patients including production of broadcast television special with host Faith Daniels, and more than 30 customized videos and DVDs.
Guthy Renker, Inc.
Japanese television market research, consulting and development of recommendations for direct response programming for skin care line "Proactiv" for Japanese television campaign.
Leigh has been the recipient of several broadcast awards including an Emmy (educational division) from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the documentary Who's Going to Care for These Children? which aired on the PBS documentary series "P.O.V.", and the American Medical Writers Association's Award of Excellence for a Lifetime TV episode on the neurological condition known as Aphasia. She won a gold and two silver Telly Awards for a Magic Johnson HIV-education PSA and education campaign. She was also the recipient of a Japan Foundation Filmmakers Grant, for her film, A Changing Heart, which screened extensively nationwide and in Canada.
Leigh received a Bachelor of Arts from Simmons College in Boston. She speaks French and conversational Japanese and Spanish, but is still trying to find time to learn Italian.