Leslie Gaydos

Leslie Gaydos is NBC10 Boston’s consumer investigative reporter.

She leads our NBC10 Boston Responds team, which responds to consumer complaints and advocates on our viewers’ behalf. She works with a team of specialized producers to help consumers settle disputes and their efforts have resulted in more than a million dollars being returned to local viewers. 

In addition, Leslie provides important and impactful information to viewers weekly -- from product safety concerns to warnings about scams and frauds, to advice on how to be a saavy consumer.

She joined NBC10 Boston and NECN in 1995 as a general assignment reporter, eventually becoming a news anchor.

Leslie won a national Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Investigative Journalism in 2009 for a documentary that she wrote and co-produced called the "The Forgotten Fire." The story shed light on extensive code violations in a Newton, Massachusetts, office building where five people died trying to escape a fire in 2000. It was credited with helping to pass stalled legislation that closed a loophole in state sprinkler laws and regulations. The story also won a regional Associated Press Award for best documentary.

She contributed to a collection of in-depth reports that won NECN the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Award. In addition to her Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards, she is an Emmy Award winner, a Gabriel Award winner, and was honored by the American Women in Radio and Television with a Gracie Award.

Leslie began her career in television as a reporter and anchor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, West Virginia. She is a native of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area, and holds a degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. She lives with her husband and three kids in the suburbs west of Boston.

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  • Massachusetts May 18, 2021

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  • Coronavirus May 5, 2021

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  • BURLINGTON Apr 26, 2021

    NBC10 Boston Responds Helps a Concord Woman Get Her Wedding Ring Back

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  • pets Apr 30, 2021

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  • savings Mar 8, 2021

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  • coronavirus pandemic Mar 1, 2021

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