LCFF is honored to introduce Jailen Leavell, our fourth artist-in-residence this year. Jailen is a Louisville native, dedicated to social justice, community service, and equality.
In 2018 Jailen was selected as the Tennessee State University, White House Initiative Competitiveness Scholar. He aspires to become a Broadcast Journalist and is eager to be a change agent by displaying more positive racial images on television. Jailen has served in various positions at PBS in Washington DC, and local radio and television stations in Louisville. His commitment to journalism earned him an Ohio Valley region student Emmy award. He currently works on Tennessee State University’s student newspaper and has anchored the Live at 5 News Cast.
Jailen will be working with students at Kammerer Middle School next month as part of LCFF’s residencies in digital media and filmmaking, an educational program funded through the Gheens Foundation.