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Leah Lesko, BSBA '10

Eating at some of New York City's best restaurants is just one of the perks Leah Lesko, BSBA '10, enjoys working at Food Network as a marketing coordinator. The other? Trying foods that she might not otherwise have encountered.

Lesko works on the media planning and execution of campaigns for Food Network's biggest shows—Next Iron Chef, Great Food Truck Race, Food Network Star, Chopped, Worst Cooks in America, and Restaurant: Impossible to name a few—and coordinates marketing strategy for network-sponsored food and wine festivals. Her day-to-day involves working with a lot of different agencies.

"It's great when you see a billboard of TV spot you've worked on, or hear people talk about the show my team is working on," said Lesko. "It's hard work, but a lot of fun."