About Leif Reigstad

I'm a freelance journalist based in Texas, specializing in general interest longform writing and documentary photojournalism. I'm a Writer-at-Large at Texas Monthly, and my work has also appeared in the Houston Press and the Washington Post. I earned a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2015.

For assignments or inquiries, please contact me at reigstadleif@gmail.com



Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Awards: Feature Reporting (Non-Daily Publication), 2016

Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards, First Place, Photography, 2017 

Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards, Third Place, Feature Story, 2017

Best of the West: Second Place, Feature Writing, Long Form, 2017

Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter First Amendment Awards: Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 2016

Best of the West: First Place, Feature Slideshow, 2016

Lone Star Awards: First and Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 2016

Lone Star Awards: Third Place, Print Journalist of the Year, 2016