Background & Resume


Main Morning Anchor
WPTV – West Palm Beach, Florida

  • Anchor, highest-rated weekday morning show
  • Viewed as newsroom leader in attitude, presentation, experience, creativity
  • Adept at finding and covering breaking news in the studio and iimagen the field using many platforms and current technology
  • Enterpriser of accurate and interesting content, creative writer and storyteller
  • Newsroom leader in social media and digital storytelling, selected to lead station innovation team in such efforts
  • Sent around the country many times to cover major events for WPTV and all Scripps stations.  A brief sample:
    • Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2015, covering 44 spellers for 33 stations in 24 markets
    • Aurora theater shooting
    • Colorado’s epic floods of 2013 covering 14 counties, more than $1 billion damage
    • Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans
    • NBC’s “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope debuts in New York City and on “TODAY Show”
  • Shoots, writes, edits as a skilled and creative MMJ
  • Team player and strong communicator with all personalities and aspects of the newsroom

Anchor & Multi-Media Reporter
WLTX – Columbia, South Carolina

  • Anchor of station’s first live morning update desk
  • Newsroom leader who generated innovative and original content on multiple beats
  • Covered multiple national stories.  A brief sample:
    • Governor Mark Sanford’s extra-marital affair and subsequent impeachment hearings
    • Governor Mark Sanford’s battle against stimulus dollars
    • Nikki Haley becomes first female governor after she was accused of extra-marital affairs
    • Multiple visits by Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Selected to train and mentor fellow MMJs
  • Won South Carolina Broadcasters Association Reporter of the Year
  • Won RTNDA Silver Award for political reporting
  • Won 2nd and 3rd place Associated Press awards for education reporting

On-Air Host & Producer, “Colorado & Company”
KUSA – Denver, Colorado

  • Interviewed celebrities, local organization representatives and business owners.  A brief sample:
    • Actors Jamie Foxx, Sylvester Stallone, Jessica Biel, Kevin Bacon
    • Beth Holloway, as she continued the search for answers in her daughter’s disappearance
    • L. Paul Bremer, Ambassador to Iraq
  • Filled in as host for the live, hour-long magazine-style show
  • Presented original art projects in segments “Art with Ashleigh”
  • Produced segments, researched guests and wrote creative interview questions, teases and scripts

Education at University of Colorado at Boulder

    • B. S. Degree in Broadcast News
    • B. A. Degree in Fine Arts, emphasis in painting
    • Minor in Business Administration


  • Intern with KUSA Investigative Unit for two semesters
  • Multiple academic achievement scholarships
  • President, CU’s Society of Professional Journalists


Ashleigh’s Additional Interests

  • Paints pieces of still life and architecture, most often in acrylic and watercolor
  • Painting recently hung in exhibit at Palm Beach International Airport
  • Learning ASL, American Sign Languageash with painting
  • Illustrates grammar tips for her newsroom to improve language and usage in a fun and unique way
  • Featured by CNN International for International Women’s Day #InspireWomen project as one of 35 artists on 5 continents
  • Created original paintings and drawings to be animated into television commercials several times
  • Loves travel, animals, photography, fashion, golf and any exploration of life’s quirky and special side