Leslie Helm is a 20-year veteran of business journalism who has worked extensively at both the global and local level. He spent seven years with BusinessWeek, first as Tokyo correspondent and later as Boston bureau chief. He worked briefly for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before joining the Los Angeles Times, reporting at various times out of Tokyo, South Korea, and Seattle.
Leslie became editor of Washington CEO in 2006 and led a redesign that resulted in the publication winning the prestigious Maggie award from the Western Publishers Association. He joined Seattle Business Magazine in 2009, soon after the publication acquired Washington CEO. Under Leslie's direction, Seattle Business Magazine has won numerous awards, including three first-place awards in the 2009 Northwest Society for Professional Journalists' Excellence in Journalism competition.
In 2000, Leslie received a fellowship from the Social Science Research Institute. His study on the Internet in Japan was published as a chapter in Creative Destruction (MIT Press, 2001).
Leslie has a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley; and an MS in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He likes watching theater, playing squash, and reading memoir and fiction.