St. Louis reporter is AP Staffer of the Year
Christopher Leonard, a St. Louis-based reporter for The Associated Press, was named the AP’s Fred Moen Kansas-Missouri Staffer of the Year in December.
Leonard, 32, was honored at the annual meeting of AP’s Missouri and Kansas publishers in Kansas City.
Leonard joined the AP in 2005 as a business writer. In 2007 he helped lead AP’s reporting on stories including the Michael Devlin kidnapping case, legal fallout from the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse and controversy over the deletion of emails within Gov. Matt Blunt’s office.