|Birth Date||July 3, 1972|
|Hometown||San Diego, California|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Rotu|
Tammy Leitner is a contestant from Survivor: Marquesas.
Born in San Diego, Calif., Tammy Leitner currently works as a crime writer in Mesa, Arizona. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in journalism from Boston University in Massachusetts.
Leitner has earned multiple Arizona and New York state awards for crime reporting, including one for a first-person account of the time she spent behind bars "doing time" with the same criminals she wrote about for a Corning, New York, newspaper. She received an Arizona Press Club Award for coverage of legendary mob informant Sammy "The Bull" Gravano's arrest in Arizona. She has covered Nelson Mandela's Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, Hillary Clinton's Senate run and, most recently, the Arizona angle on the terrorist attacks (two of the hijackers learned to fly at a Scottsdale flight school and one lived in Mesa).
Proving she'll do anything to get a story, Leitner once burst into a burning building and, in another instance, worked as a member of a NASCAR pit crew. In 1999, Leitner was honored by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, for saving a drowning man. She is currently writing a true crime book about a serial rapist who evaded police for 16 years during a multi-state spree.
Leitner's hobbies include running, biking, lifting weights, kickboxing, camping, photography and traveling. She is engaged to Mike, her boyfriend of four years, and likes to spend time with her beloved 140-pound Newfoundland, Bacchus. Her birth date is July 3rd.
|Tammy's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Rotu Tribe Immune|
|2||Rotu Tribe Immune|
|3||Rotu Tribe Immune|
|4||Rotu Tribe Immune|
|6||Rotu Tribe Immune|
|11||Vecepia||Kathy, Neleh, Paschal,|
|Voted Off, Day 30|
| Voted for|
- Tammy has 19 Rocky Mountain Emmy nominations and won 6 of them to her credit as a crime reporter.
- Now, Tammy is an accomplished athlete and a member of PowerBar Team Elite. She finished first in her division at the 2007 Subaru Women's Triathlon in San Diego, second to Survivor: Marquesas castmate Gina Crews in the celebrity division of the 2006 Nautica Malibu Triathlon, third in her division at the 2008 Las Palomas triathlon and fourth in her division at the 2007 Santa Barbara Triathlon.
- Tammy is the first contestant from Arizona.
|Survivor: Marquesas Contestants|
Gabriel Cade · Gina Crews · Hunter Ellis · John Carroll · Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien · Neleh Dennis · Paschal English · Patricia Jackson · Peter Harkey · Rob Mariano · Robert DeCanio · Sarah Jones · Sean Rector · Tammy Leitner · Vecepia Towery · Zoe Zanidakis