Novelist, Author, Speaker,
Latin Music Expert, TV Host
Named among 25 Latinas who Shine in Media.
woman of the year.
South Florida Hispanic woman of Distinction
"Leila is the Bible of Latin music."
“I'm a big fan of Leila's novels and have been an avid reader of her Billboard articles for years. She's a music industry insider who really knows her stuff and will have great advice for any young aspiring musician!”
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
With two acclaimed novels, two top-selling biographies and a landmark Latin music industry guide, Leila is a prolific published author and speaker. As the executive director of Latin content and programming for Billboard, the top global brand in music, Leila has been instrumental in growing Billboard's Latin presence across all its platforms. In addition, Leila also programs the Billboard Latin Music Conference and hosts its iconic Q&As with global superstars who have included Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Juanes, Mana and Jenni Rivera.
Leila also hosts Estudio Billboard, the TV show that features in-depth interviews and live, acoustic performances with top Latin performers.
An Ingram Magazine "New Voices" Pick.
A Starbuck's "Bookish Reading Club" Writer.
Las Comadres National Club Picks
LatinoStories.com 2010 Top Ten "New" Latino Authors to Watch.
Best Hispanic Books of 2009 Top 10 List (The Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio)
"Cobo has a beautiful, in depth style of writing that really pulls you into her story. She is especially gifted at dealing with emotions that we can all relate to."
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
"Raw, passionate, fearless,." -Examiner
"[A] poignant tale of truths hidden and laid bare."—Booklist