Leah Messinger

Leah Messinger is a reporter whose work has appeared in Afar, The New York Times Magazine, Newsday, The Oakland Tribune, and The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, among other publications. More

Leah Messinger is a reporter whose work has appeared in Afar, The East Bay Express, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times Magazine, Newsday, The Oakland Tribune, Red Herring, and The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, among other publications. For many years she was the editorial director of the California Institute for Biodiversity, and she holds a master’s degree in journalism and bachelor’s degrees in both conservation and resource studies and political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Leah Messinger: This week

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Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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