Grammy Award winning editor, Leslie Tong is a twenty year veteran with credits in scores of documentaries, network and cable specials and series. Nominated for an Emmy for her work on “Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny,” Leslie is best known for her work on television and music documentaries. She worked closely with Yoko Ono as Co-Producer and Editor on “Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album” which won the Best Long Form Video Grammy in 2000. Having worked on some of the most highly successful and highly rated specials such as “NBC’s 75th Anniversary,” “CBS: The First 50 Years,” “Elvis: The Great Performances,” Emmy nominated special “The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show,” and the highly acclaimed 10-part series “History of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” but her true love is documentary. In addition, she has edited for Peter Jackson’s The Making Of King Kong. Leslie has been lead editor on “Ultimate Adventures: Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Alaska,” “The Hunt For Amazing Treasure”. Leslie prides herself on her ability to weave a story together and to continue to learn from each project she approaches.
Leslie attended American University and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Film. She lives with her husband, Philippe, in the “valley of the moon” community of Ojai where she enjoys the small town atmosphere and has worked tirelessly to bring free paddle tennis clinics to the children of Ojai for summer activities.