Leslie Cockburn is a popular American filmmaker and investigative journalist. Her investigative TV segments appeared on 60 Minutes, NBC, CBS, and PBS Frontline. He gained the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, George Polk Award, Alfred I. DuPont–Columbia University Award, an Emmy Award, and The Hillman Prize.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, she served as a Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th district in 2018. Unluckily, she lost the position to Republican Denver Riggleman on November 6, 2018. She started serving for NBC News while still living in London. Later on, in 1978, she went to CBS where she provided coverage for six wars such as the U.S.-directed Contra War against Nicaragua.
Leslie Cockburn Age
Leslie Cockburn was born in San Mateo, California, United States on September 2, 1952, she is 70 years of age.
Leslie Cockburn Height
Cockburn stands at a moderate height of 5 ft 5 in (Approx. 1.65 m).
Leslie Cockburn Family
She was born to her supportive parents named Christopher Rudolph Redlich, and Jeanne in San Mateo, California but brought up in Hillsborough, California. Leslie’s father served as a shipping magnate. She is the mother-in-law of Tao Ruspoli and the daughter-in-law of Jean Ross and Claud Cockburn. Also, she has brothers-in-law such as Patrick and Alexander. She has four grandkids such as Daisy and Otis and a half-sister-in-law called Sarah Caudwell.
Leslie Cockburn Husband
Leslie is happily married to her handsome husband named Andrew Cockburn who is a film producer and journalist. Leslie and Andrew exchanged their vows in San Francisco in 1977. The lovely duo is blessed with three adorable kids named Charles Philip, Chloe Francis, and Olivia Wilde. They happily reside together in Rappahannock County, Virginia.
Leslie Cockburn Education
She studied at the Santa Catalina School and afterward joined Yale University. She later enrolled at the University of London to further her studies and graduated with a master’s degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Leslie Cockburn Salary
She a handsome amount of money from her career as a filmmaker and investigative journalist.
Leslie Cockburn’s Net Worth
Leslie has an estimated net worth of $5 million and her career as a filmmaker and investigative journalist is the primary source of her income.
Leslie Cockburn Career
In the U.S. House of Representatives, she served as a Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th district in 2018. Unluckily, she lost the position to Republican Denver Riggleman on November 6, 2018.
In 1987, in partnership with Andrew Cockburn, her husband, she produced CIA, Guns, and Drugs which is a documentary that proclaimed the encouraged drug trafficking and CIA assisted. Leslie team worked with Tom Yellin, and Peter Jennings where they co-wrote and produced “From the Killing Fields” in 1990 an ABC News documentary show.
Leslie co-produced and designed The Peacemaker, starring Nicole Kidman and George Clooney in 1997 which is a thriller positing a terrorist attack with a stolen nuclear weapon on New York City. She produced In 2000, she produced a 60 Minutes report called “America’s Worst Nightmare,” on fundamentalist groups linked to the Taliban and political instability in Pakistan.
She co-produced and directed with her husband for the release of American Casino her first feature documentary in 2009. Follows the subprime mortgage crisis which led to the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression in the U.S. On Wall Street, they started documenting and filming the financial miscalculations and machinations in January 2008.