Leah Clapman

PBS NewsHour Managing Editor of Education

Leah Clapman is the PBS NewsHour managing editor of education. In 2009, she created Student Reporting Labs, a video journalism training initiative, now in over 150 schools in 46 states, that translates NewsHour values of excellence, responsibility, and trust into an innovative project-based learning program. She founded NewsHour Extra, which provides lesson plans and PBS Learning Media curricula for teachers, and helped launch and manage “Making the Grade,” the NewsHour’s weekly focus on education issues, policy, and practice, and “Rethinking College,” the NewsHour’s annual series on change and innovation in higher ed.


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