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Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source

Leslie J. Allen

Leslie J. Allen
Deputy Editor

Leslie J. Allen joined Bridge Michigan as a deputy editor in February 2024. Leslie has spent decades in business journalism, including more than 15 years at Automotive News, where she led the mobility team, which covers emerging automotive technology, including electrified and autonomous transportation, and was editor-in-chief of AN’s Shift magazine. She was part of the team that launched Automotive News TV, eventually becoming ANTV's managing editor and executive producer. Most recently, Leslie was a senior editor for Business Insider. She’s also a former auto editor of the Detroit Free Press and former associate business editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She and her husband live in Canton, Michigan. You can reach her at