Leanna Orr

Deputy Editor
Institutional Investor

Leanna Orr is an award-winning financial journalist and editor for Institutional Investor. In 2018, she and her co-deputy became the first women to run II’s newsroom since the publication’s founding in 1967.

Canadian by background, Leanna has been based in New York City since 2011, where she earned her Master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg View, Barron’s, Vice, the Dallas Morning News, London Evening Standard, and various academic studies.

Leanna is the recipient of the following awards:

  • 2018 – Feature Article of the Year (Northeast, Bronze) from the American Society of Business Publication Editors
  • 2017 – Longform.org’s Five Best Business Features of 2017 for “Why America’s Airports Suck”
  • 2015 – Jesse H. Neal Award Winner for Best Profile (“The Downfall of John Taylor”) from the Association of Business Information & Media