Leona worked the news desks at three Los Angeles television stations, KVEA-TV, KNBC-TV and KABC-TV. These experiences taught her how to place her clients into breaking news. Under the direction of best-selling author and Associated Press and CNN television reporter/producer Susan Bullington Katz, Leona polished her writing and editing skills and learned how journalists think.     

She has written for Long Beach Magazine, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, University of Alaska Fairbanks' publications, San Pedro Today, San Pedro Magazine, Coastal Scene Magazine, Vancouver View Magazine, North Valley Magazine, Tanana Chiefs Conference's newsletter, The Council and the Inland Empire Business Journal.

‚ÄčLeona is a regular contributor to First Alaskans magazine.  

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers." ~ Daniel J. Boorstin