Leslie Merklinger
Senior Director of Audio Innovation
CBC Radio and Audio
Canada

Leslie Merklinger is a media veteran with over 3 decades as a producer, director and commissioning editor in television, radio and digital, Leslie Merklinger is the Senior Director of Audio Innovation at the Canadian  Broadcast Corporation. In this role, she leads the development of new radio and podcast programming for CBC Radio One and the award winning CBC Original Podcast stream. Since joining CBC Radio in 2015, she has launched over a dozen podcasts including Someone Knows Something, Sleepover, Love Me, On Drugs and several radio programs including Out In The Open, Because News and Podcast Playlist.