Jamieson Lesko, BS

Journalist
Jamieson Lesko was a London based producer for NBC News before joining the Harvard community as a 2018 Nieman Fellow. While at NBC, she reported from over 25 countries across network, cable, and digital platforms. Her responsibilities have included serving as bureau chief in Kabul, Afghanistan, and coverage throughout Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, Europe, the Baltics, and Balkans. In 2010, Lesko joined NBC News from MSNBC, where she was an executive producer. In that role, she led primetime programs through periods of unprecedented ratings growth. During her time at MSNBC, she guided coverage of breaking news stories on location in Israel, Lebanon, and Cyprus during the war of 2006, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the London terror bombings and across the US during the historic 2008 presidential election. Prior to her work at MSNBC, Lesko worked at CNN in Atlanta and New York, where she was recognized for her contributions to the network's Emmy awarded live coverage of the 9/11 attacks, and subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the 2015 Paris massacres, and her Emmy nominations include "Outstanding Continuing Coverage Of A News Story" in "The Battle For Libya" on Nightly News with Brian Williams in the Arab Spring Uprisings of 2011, "Outstanding Live Coverage of A Current News Story" for the "Charlie Hebdo Attack Hostage Stand-off" on NBC News Special Reports in 2015, "Best Story In A Regularly Scheduled Newscast" as well as "Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story In a Regularly Scheduled Newscast" on the refugee crisis in "Trail of Tears" on Nightly News with Lester Holt in 2016.

Education

  • BS University of Miami

Contact

jamieson_lesko@harvard.edu