David Leigh is an award-winning British investigative journalist and author living and working out of Miami. He is a member of the UK Crime Writers Association. Before moving to Florida to work as Senior News Director for a celebrated news and photographic agency, Leigh worked for British newspapers, including the Daily Mirror, where during his 12-year tenure he worked as a Senior Reporter, News Editor and Foreign Editor covering news stories across the world. He then spent three years as Assistant Editor (Head of News) at the Daily Express, where he oversaw coverage of stories including the 9/11 terrorist atrocities, the Second Gulf War, and the fall of Saddam Hussein.
He won two prestigious awards, the National Association of News Agencies' News Story of the Year and the London Press Club's Scoop of the Year, for his reporting on the incredible 'John Darwin; Canoe Man' story regarding the former school teacher from the north of England who faked his own death and secretly started a new life in Panama, Central America. He later co-wrote Anne Darwin's book, Out of My Depth.