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Highlights for Leyla Santiago

  • Inside Cuba

    WRAL News reporter Leyla Santiago takes you inside Cuba, where many people are hopeful the change results in a better future. We will explore the potential opportunities ahead, including trade between the two countries. We’ll also explain how the North Carolina agriculture industry hopes to benefit.

    “Inside Cuba” is a 30-minute documentary that looks at Cuba as it is now; its people, culture, and way of life. It also explores Cuba in the days, months, and years ahead as its relationship with the U.S. improves.

    Aired October 21, 2015

  • The Journey Alone

    Rio Grande Valley – a Texas community on the border of Mexico – is ground zero for the nation’s newest immigration crisis. More than 52,000 children, some as young as 2, have crossed the border alone, without a parent.

    WRAL reporter Leyla Santiago and photojournalist Zac Gooch traveled to Texas to trace the path of the children, find out what kind of care they’re receiving and learn how the crisis is impacting North Carolina.

    (produced in 2014)

    The documentary garnered multiple awards, including the highly coveted Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award.

    Leyla Santiago is now a correspondent for CNN.

  • Farm Bureau Honors Santiago and Gooch for WRAL Doc “Inside Cuba”

    WRAL Anchor/Reporter Leyla Santiago and WRAL Photojournalist Zac Gooch received an award following their hard work on the documentary, “Inside Cuba.” The North Carolina Farm Bureau presented them with the organization’s Communications Award for 2015. The award is given each