Pamela Weber-Leaf is a Contributing Analyst for NewsGuard. Weber-Leaf covered the environment and general assignment beats at two daily newspapers, the Journal News (based in White Plains, New York) and the North Jersey Herald News (currently, the Herald News). She subsequently was managing editor for (201), a glossy lifestyle magazine serving North Jersey.
In 2009, Weber-Leaf began freelancing for corporate clients, including hospitals, electric utilities and professional and financial services firms, drafting CEO speeches, messaging documents, website content and white paper abstracts. She has also handled editorial and social media projects for nonprofit organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Gilda’s Club (nonmedical cancer patient support); edited more than a dozen educational books for the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; and written grants for JVS MetroWest, a nonsectarian vocational services organization serving nearly 20,000 New Jersey residents annually. She volunteers as an editor for IndyKids, a current events and social justice news source produced by and for children.
A nonpracticing lawyer, Weber-Leaf earned a Bachelor’s degree in Romantic literature from Yale and a joint JD/Master’s degree in environmental policy from Vermont Law School. She holds an Essential Skills certificate from the American Medical Writers Association.