AILA Public Statements, Press Releases

AILA Presents Leslie Marshall with the 2017 Media Leadership Award

6/19/17 AILA Doc. No. 17061912.
George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will present talk show host Leslie Marshall with the 2017 Media Leadership Award, given to the individual whose efforts in the media most accurately depict immigration and immigrants. Ms. Marshall will accept the award this week during AILA's Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Leslie Marshall is a political analyst, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, and a Fox News Contributor who provides political analysis from a liberal point of view. She receives this award for her in-depth and insightful coverage of immigration issues during the presidential campaign and since the election. Ms. Marshall brings expert voices on immigration law and policy to her listeners, making sure to ask the tough questions and make a complicated issue more accessible to the public. Along with her radio show, she is seen regularly on "Special Report with Bret Baier," "Hannity," and "America's Newsroom," to name a few. Ms. Marshall also writes a political blog column for HuffPost.

Ms. Marshall is the youngest woman to have been syndicated nationally in talk radio and was voted one of the Hottest Liberal Political Talkers by The Washington Times and one of the Most Influential Women by The Magazine. She is a sought-after speaker, recently presenting a TED Talk in Morocco. Along with her radio and speaking engagements, she has lent her talents to the big screen as well, appearing in the feature film The App in the role of Becky, a talk show host.

Originally from Boston, she holds a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University and attended the Master's Program in Broadcast Journalism at Emerson College.


The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.