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Leonardo Puglisi of 6 News

By Jordan Michaelides
Leonardo Puglisi of 6 News; Anchor In Chief, Founder, Managing Director

Leonardo Puglisi is the Founder, Chief Anchor, and Managing Director of 6 News, a fully-digital news outlet made for the digital age by people born in the digital age.

Leo founded 6 News in 2020 while still in school. The outlet has undergone enormous growth since its inception, going from just Leo to 9 reporters strong.

Leo is aware of how misinformation and media bias is negatively affecting today’s society and is actively combating it with one of 6 News’ latest shows Fact-Check.

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SHOW NOTES:

00:04 – Welcome to Uncommon
00:23 – Guest introduction
00:38 – Leo’s hectic schedule
03:01 – Earliest memory
04:20 – Leo’s passion for news
08:12 – Childhood nostalgia
09:54 – Leo’s dad’s role at 6 News
11:23 – Leo’s news idol
13:15 – What’s in a name: 6 News
17:44 – 6 News: first 6 months vs today
26:05 – The machine behind 6 News
29:27 – At 18: the growth of 6 News
33:36 – Monetising 6 News & combating misinformation
39:17 – How to spot media bias and misinformation
46:33 – 6 News FIRST: scoops & sources
52:28 – Production gear
53:43 – Morning & evening routine
54:21 – What’s Leo watching & computer troubles
55:44 – If Leo could have a billboard

CREDITS:

Produced by Neuralle 

Host – Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer – Lauren Lopatko

Associate Producer & Videography – Jacob Smith

Audio Engineering – Jason Barkhouse