Jailen Leavell joined the 12 News team in August 2021 as a Multimedia Journalist.
He was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky. Jailen graduated from Tennessee State University in May 2021 where he majored in Journalism. During his time there, Jailen interned with The Today show, WLKY, and Universal Music Group’s “Dam Jam.” He also anchored and reported for TSU- TV NEWS 98 newscast covering on- campus, off campus and state news.
In his spare time you can find him exploring new places to see all Jackson has to offer. Jailen loves to meet new people and is very excited to tell the stories of those who live in the community. If you see him out, don’t hesitate to say hello!