Lesley Engle is the content manager for ABC-7, the most watched station in the El Paso area. She has spent the majority of her nearly 19-year career in New England, overseeing the news operations for ABC22 & FOX44, which covers Vermont, New Hampshire and Northern New York.
Engle has covered a wide variety of news and feature stories, including the 3-week manhunt after an infamous prison escape by two convicted killers from an upstate New York high-maximum security prison. That 2015 escape, according to public records obtained by Engle at the time, cost state taxpayers millions in overtime.
Engle has coordinated coverage for countless local, state and national elections during her time as a news manager, including New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary several times.
Engle was selected as one of 25 journalists nominated across media outlets in six states to participate in the New England First Amendment Coalition Institute freedom of information law and investigative reporting techniques.
Engle has been recognized for her investigative work – that often comes from filing public records requests. She was taught that some of the best stories are often kept in the file cabinets at City Hall.
Engle’s work has helped her stations garner multiple regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Engle received a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism in 2005 from Northern Vermont University- Lyndon.