Leyla began her career as a journalist in KBAK, which is located in Bakersfield, California, where, she worked as a host for the morning show. After that, she worked as a reporter for KTUU. Later she began working in headquarters at the Alaska branch and also at the NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Before Leyla, joined CNN, she worked for WRAL, that is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has won the Alfred I, Dupont award along with her team for their work in the documentary The Journey Alone. During her tenure at the WRAL, she also got the Mark Twain award for her contributions and her work in the field of journalism.
Since 2016, Leyla works for the CNN, as an international correspondent as well as an anchor. She is popular as Mary Katharine Ham, Scottie Nell Hughes, and Elizabeth Espinosa and she visits numerous places around the world, where she presents the news in the CNN channel.
Leyla is an American by nationality and belongs to Latin/Hispanic ethnicity. Currently, she is possibly single and wants to keep her personal information tidy and secret. However, according to some sources, it is found that she was married and had a husband.
She lives a happy life along with her family and friends and also likes spending time with them. She has more than 12.8K followers on her Twitter account.
Leyla Santiago is a well-known journalist, who earns a chunk of money from her professional career. She also works for CNN news, as an international correspondent. The average salary for the CNN, reporter ranges $66,935-$94,813. She also collects a handsome salary from CNN. She must have a huge net worth; however, it is still under review.