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Emmy Award winning reporter, Leslie Carto, is better at writing about other people than about herself. So she'll keep this short. So as not to bore you.

Following love (oh boy, that's sickeningly sweet) Leslie moved to Kansas City in March of 2005. It didn't take her long to find her place on Fox 4's Nightside reporting team. Leslie has also spent time filling in on the Weekend morning anchor desk (yes, it's true the best part is when guests bring in food. Especially dessert).

In August 2010, Leslie had a baby boy. And he's awesome. But after more than a year of one-on-one time, her son asked her to go back to work. He told Leslie she had taught him all she could... and he was tired of her jokes.

So she went back to FOX 4, and found once again found herself a spot in the newsroom (it was not the same spot she left behind. See, they gave Leslie's desk to another reporter. But she's not bitter.)

Currently, Leslie is Working for You as the Try It Before You Buy It Reporter. So if you're up late, and spot an infomercial that seems too good to be true, give Leslie a call. But please wait until morning.


Recent Articles
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    Try It Before You Buy It: Snap It Eye Glass Kit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you have a pair of eye glasses that need to be repaired? In this week’s Try it Before You Buy It FOX 4 puts the Snap It Eyeglass Kit to the test.

  • Try It Before You Buy It: Shield

    After spending years scraping snow and ice off of windshields, a metro man patented a solution — and now FOX 4′s Leslie Carto gives it a try in this installment of Try It Before You Buy It. If interested in Bill Weatherspoon’s Ice and Sunshield, call him at 816.561.1208.

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Schticky

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you have a problem with pet hair? FOX 4′s Leslie Carto is putting the Schticky to the test in this week’s Try It Before You Buy It. The Schticky is a reusable roller brush that promises to pick up everything from kitty litter to dust bunnies.

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Deluxe Seat Solution

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Most people know a long wait on an uncomfortable seat can be a problem. FOX 4′s Leslie Carto is putting the Deluxe Seat Solution to the test in this week’s Try It Before You Buy It.

  • Try It Before You Buy It: Citronella Wrist Band

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s Try It or Buy It product promises to keep the buzz of bugs at bay. FOX 4′s Leslie Carto spent $2 to put a citronella wrist band to the test.

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Orgreenic Pan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A saute pan might be the latest way to “go green.” The makers of the Orgreenic Pan say the skillet combines mother nature’s ceramic with high-tech science. FOX 4′s Leslie Carto puts it to the test in this week’s Try It Before You Buy It.

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Shed Pal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The makers of Shed Pal claim it’s the only vacuum grooming system that pets actually prefer. FOX 4 is putting it to the test in this week’s Try it Before You Buy It.

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    Try it Before You Buy It: Mini Murph Pizzas

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Making dinner might be getting easier. Thanks to pizza shop chain Papa Murphy’s, your kids might be able to make it themselves. FOX 4′s Leslie Carto puts on her chef’s hat to help some mini volunteers Try It Before You Buy It.

  • pens

    Try it Before You Buy It: Pens Put to the Test

    Mission, Kan. — If someone special in your life plans on picking up a diploma this season, you’re probably thinking about a special gift. A pen is a popular choice. FOX 4′s Leslie Carto is trying three pens in different price ranges in this week’s Try It Before You Buy It.

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Lens CPR for Your Glasses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Anyone who wears any sort of glasses will be interested in this Try it Before You Buy It. The product is called Lens CPR. FOX 4′s Leslie Carto puts it to the test.

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    Try it Before You Buy It: Furniture Fix

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — What if you could firm up your favorite seat? FOX 4′s Leslie Carto is putting a product to the test that offers that promise in this week’s Try it Before You Buy It.

  • slimaway

    Try it Before You Buy It: Slim Away

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re in a battle with the bulge, you’re not alone. According to the website livestrong.com, 45 million Americans will diet in 2012. FOX 4′s Leslie Carto and two metro women are putting Slim Away to the test.