Tammy Leitner Bio, Age, Husband, NBC News, Net Worth, Survivor

Tammy Leitner Biography

Tammy Leitner is a network correspondent and investigative television reporter from the United States. The documentary Toxic Secrets earned the journalist a George Foster Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. She also co-founded Volition Films with Dr. Jordan Schaul and won 12 Emmys for investigative news stories.


How old is Tammy Leitner? – Age

She is 50 years old as of 3 July 2022. She was born in 1972 in San Diego, California, United States.

Tammy Leitner Family – Education

She is the daughter of George Leitner. Leitner earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles before going on to earn a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in Massachusetts.

Tammy Leitner Husband

She is married to Mike Gossie. The couple married in 2002.

Tammy Leitner NBC

Leitner began working for NBC Nightly News in early June 2016. Leitner currently appears on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.

Tammy Leitner Survivor

Leitner was a contestant on the fourth season of the reality television show Survivor, which aired in 2002. She was the tenth contestant to be voted off, finishing seventh after surviving 30 of 39 days and winning two individual immunity challenges. Leitner received the “Sue Hawk Award” for her speech “Hypocrites” on Survivor: Marquesas’ Reunion episode.

Tammy Leitner Career

She earned a reputation as a tough journalist while working for newspapers in New York and Arizona, including the New York Post. The Associated Press Managing Editors honored Leitner for her work as a police reporter for the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Arizona.

Tammy Leitner Photo
Tammy Leitner Photo

As a journalist, Leitner has jumped into a burning building, worked on a NASCAR pit crew, faced off against trained attack dogs, and volunteered to be Tasered. Leitner has received numerous awards for crime reporting in Arizona and New York, including Arizona Press Club Awards for coverage of a serial rapist, the Arizona angle on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the arrest of legendary mob informant Sammy “The Bull” Gravano in Arizona. She was also honored by the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1999 for saving a drowning man.

On September 3, 2002, Leitner began working as a crime reporter for KPHO, a CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona. She won her first Rocky Mountain Emmy in 2004 for a piece she did on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s notorious tent city, her second in 2006 for a breaking news story, her third in 2007 for continuing coverage of an investigative story, and her fourth and fifth for a weeklong series called “Assault on Arizona,” which focused on crime and illegal immigration issues at the Arizona-Mexico border. Leitner has received 19 Rocky Mountain Emmy nominations.