Wendy Leonard works as a reporter for the Deseret News, and while her daily duties are dictated by breaking news, she currently focuses on writing about issues involving health care, medicine and transportation. She began her journalism career at Weber State University and has been working at the Deseret News since 2004. Leonard loves meeting new people and telling their stories through her writing, as well as educating the public on issues that affect the community. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and photography and is nationally and locally licensed as a pharmacy technician. She served an LDS mission to Hong Kong, where she learned to speak Cantonese, and has visited 46 of the 50 states, as well as a handful of places outside of the U.S.
Jun 12, 2019 5:31 pm MDTIntermountain Healthcare teams up with deCODE genetics to identify diseases before they happen Utahns are invited to participate in “groundbreaking” research to identify genes that lead to disease long before diagnosis. Intermountain Healthcare aims to study the genomes of 500,000 people to better understand how they can be helped.
Jun 9, 2019 7:45 pm MDTOgden nursing home 1 of 5 in Utah outed in federal report on 'substandard care' at America's care centers A Utah nursing home that was called out by government officials for substandard care is rallying with new management, believing additional oversight can make the facility better.