Marie Leech is managing editor of Birmingham Business Journal.
Leech earned her bachelor of arts in journalism at Auburn University in 1999 while working assignments for the Shelby County Reporter. She moved to California in 2000 to begin working as an urban affairs reporter for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs. In 2002 she began covering education for the Pasadena Star-News, and in 2003 returned to Alabama as lead education reporter for The Birmingham News.
Leech and her husband, accountant John Santamour, have three children.
- Harris, Shelby (August 28, 2023) "BBJ names Marie Leech managing editor." Birmingham Business Journal