Leanne Libby

Dallas | Fort Worth Metro Publisher

Leanne joined Community Impact in 2014 to launch the Plano market. During her time as an Impacter, Leanne has helped the Dallas-Fort Worth metro grow to reach more than 20 local communities. In 2023, Leanne stepped into the DFW Publisher role to help continue CI’s mission of bringing local journalism to more readers.

Prior to becoming an Impacter, Leanne began her career working in advertising at a weekly community newspaper company. After several years in the media industry, she moved into marketing/publishing roles representing trade associations and retailers in the region.

Leanne is an eighth generation Texan. She and her husband Chris have two daughters and spend their free time supporting their passions…musical theater and sports. Leanne is a member of several local leadership groups, and serves on community boards in Plano and Collin County.

Telling stories is important to her…

I love facilitating storytelling, in any way I can. I am not a writer myself, but have a passion for helping our journalists thrive at their craft. It’s all about providing people with information they need, and our stories are the light to guide them.

The best business advice she’s ever been given …

Give your best effort. Do what you think is right. Lions don’t need to roar.

Her top 5 strengths are:

Focus | Achiever | Competition | Futuristic | Relator

How Leanne feels about the future…

The convergence of traditional journalism and modern storytelling is how we will continue to connect with readers. I’m thrilled to get to innovate our future with this amazing team every day.