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Lea Gabrielle

Lea Gabrielle
Born Lea Gabrielle Potts[1]
1975 [2][3]
Alexandria, Virginia[2]
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Education United States Naval Academy (1997)[1]
Occupation Journalist and Naval aviator

Lea Gabrielle (born Lea Gabrielle Potts in 1975)[3] is a journalist and correspondent for the Fox News Channel. She is also a general-assignment reporter for Shepard Smith Reporting.


  • Background 1
  • Journalism career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Gabrielle is a 1997 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earning a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.[1] Entering the active-duty Navy after graduation, Gabrielle attended the U.S. Navy Flight School at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida from 1998 to 2000,[1] earning her Naval Aviator Wings. She is also qualified with an Instrument rating and as a commercial pilot.[1]

She served in the [4] Additional duties were as a landing signals officer (LSO) and as a squadron public affairs officer.[1] She also served as an intelligence operations officer during Operation Enduring Freedom,[5] and while in Afghanistan she was embedded with a Navy SEAL unit conducting intelligence operations.[5] She was also a defense foreign liaison officer.[1]

Journalism career

After leaving the Navy, Gabrielle attended the New York Film Academy in 2009, receiving a digital journalism certificate.[1] She then worked for NBC News (2010-2011) in Washington, D.C.[6] where she shot, wrote, edited, and produced packages for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, N websites, and web spots. As a digital journalist and editor (Avid), Gabrielle covered stories for the NBC Nightly News web page and nationwide NBC affiliates. She conducted interviews for White House and Political Correspondents and Nightly News (including the President, the first female governor in Afghanistan, and GOP Presidential nominees).[1]

In September 2011, Gabrielle moved to San Diego, California, and became a military reporter for KNSD-TV (NBC 7),[6] using her then-married name Lea Sutton.[7] She joined Fox News Channel in New York City in December 2013.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Lea Gabrielle Potts Linked-In webpage
  2. ^ a b Capital, Midshipman 4th Class Lea Potts stands at attention December 13, 1993
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  5. ^ a b Life Changers - Lea Sutton, NBC 7 San Diego Reporter & Former Navy Fighter Pilot
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Meet Lea Gabrielle, Fox News Correspondent and Aviation Expert

External links

  • Fox News Profile
  • KNSD
  • Linkedin Profile
  • From F/A-18s to Fox News
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