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Binghamton, New York, October 9th, 2021: Karleen Leveille participated in the Spiedie Festival and Balloon Rally Celebrity Cooking Competition. The competition, which pits local celebrities against each other to make the best version of a local Spiedie sandwich, had Karleen competing against other television figures. With her homemade apple chutney recipe, Karleen and her partner nabbed the number spot beating out previous festival winners.

“Cooking is one of my favorite past times, and the opportunity to add a new twist to a local staple was a great opportunity to share my appreciation for Binghamton, the community, and the food,” said Karleen.

About the SpiedieFest and Balloon Rally: The festival held at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton, New York, typically in the summer, started in 1983. The annual event incorporates food, music, entertainment, vendors, and hot air balloons for people in the community to have fun with friends and family. It is now one of the top hot air balloon rallies in the country drawing over 100,000 admissions each year. Last year's festival was canceled due to the pandemic.

About Karleen Leveille: Karleen Leveille is an Emmy award-winning Producer and News Anchor. She is the owner of KLeveille Entertainment, a production company that transformed the entertainment industry with innovative content and productions. Its purpose is to create content that changes the life of the person watching it, changes the life of the person being featured, or changes the lives of both. Her content has been seen across the globe on airlines and nationally on networks including the Oprah Winfrey Network, CBS, and the Discovery Channel. Karleen has broken barriers in her industry by becoming the first woman and the first of color to direct Fandango’s 2017 coverage of Comic Con. Karleen has also overseen campaigns and experiential events for Google, Spectrum, Verizon, and Politico. Karleen currently anchors 12 News Morning, a morning show for CBS affiliate WBNG 12 News in New York that precedes CBS Mornings with Gayle King.

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