Harvey Leonard Bio, Wiki, WCVB-TV, Age, Education, Height, Family, Wife, Children, and Career

Harvey Leonard Biography/Profile

Harvey Leonard is a skilled American journalist currently working at WCVB-TV. He is Channel 5’s chief meteorologist emeritus.

After a fifty-year career in meteorology, with more than forty-five of those years forecasting weather in New England and twenty of those at WCVB, he retired from the helm of StormTeam 5 in May 2022 and transitioned into his emeritus role. In this capacity, he continues to serve the community with important information as a periodic contributor to StormTeam 5 coverage and engages in community speaking appearances. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys hiking trails, particularly around Walden Pond and Woods Hole.

Harvey Leonard Age| Birthday

How old is Leonard? He is 74 years old as of 2024. Leonard was born on November 10, 1949, in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 10th of November every year.

Harvey Leonard Education

Leonard graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from City College of New York. He also received a Master of Science degree in meteorology from New York University, where he also served as an instructor in meteorology.

Harvey Leonard Height|Weight

He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.

Harvey Leonard Family

Leonard was born in the united state, however, he has not revealed information regarding his family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

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Harvey Leonard Wife|Married

He is happily married to his beloved wife called Lorraine but he has not disclosed information about her. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Harvey Leonard Children| kids

The couple is blessed with two daughters and is grandparents to five amazing grandchildren. However, he has not disclosed information about them. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Harvey Leonard Career

Leonard started his forecasting career at Universal Weather Services, Inc. He came to WCVB in 2002 as Storm Team 5’s co-chief meteorologist with his longtime friend Dick Albert, who retired in 2009. Before that, he worked as chief meteorologist for Boston’s WHDH for twenty-five years. Also, he served as chief meteorologist at WPRI in Providence, RI.

Furthermore, Leonard is an active member of the community. He is involved in numerous local organizations such as the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, for which he participates in annual fundraisers to help find a cure while providing support and services for those living with the disease and their families. Throughout the years, he lent his time and talent to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event as co-master of ceremonies as well as served as master of ceremonies for the Boston Prostate Cancer Walk.

In addition, Leonard has supported the work of the Boston Medical Center. It is the primary teaching affiliate for the Boston University School of Medicine. He also has been a speaker at educational seminars held by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and an avid supporter of the Blue Hill Weather Observatory. On top of that, he served as an honored guest speaker at Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Harvey Leonard Awards

Leonard is widely regarded as The Dean of Boston Meteorologists and has received numerous awards throughout his luminous career. Notably, he was selected for induction into the prestigious 2021 Gold Circle presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter honoring fifty years of outstanding contributions to the industry. Also, he was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association in 2019, an award presented annually to an industry leader in radio or television who displays an outstanding commitment to their community while showing unwavering dedication to the evolution of broadcasting.

On top of that, Leonard was inducted into the 2018 Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon individuals for their outstanding achievements and unparalleled contributions to the broadcasting industry in Massachusetts. Moreover, at the 2016 Boston/New England Emmys, he was honored with the prestigious Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. Leonard was voted “Best Weatherperson” for 2015 by Boston Magazine in the People’s Choice category, making it the fifth time in his career the magazine’s readership bestowed him this honor.

Previously, Leonard was voted the Hub’s “favorite forecaster” by the Improper Bostonian. Nevertheless, he earned four New England Emmy Awards for outstanding achievement in television weather casting. Leonard was also recognized with the Silver Circle Award from NATAS Boston/NE for more than twenty-five years of broadcast excellence in 2003. Leonard is a Fellow of the American Meteorologist Society and was awarded their prestigious Outstanding Service Award by a Broadcast Meteorologist, which recognized and lauded his work on a national level.

Harvey Leonard WCVB-TV

WCVB-TV, also known as channel 5 is a television station in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is affiliated with ABC and owned by Hearst Television. Its studios are located on TV Place in Needham, Massachusetts. Its transmitter is located on Cedar Street, as well as in Needham. The nearby Manchester, New Hampshire, is considered part of the Boston media market, making WCVB-TV part of a nominal duopoly with WMUR-TV or channel 9, that city’s ABC affiliate; however, the two stations maintain separate operations.

WCVB currently broadcasts 43 hours, and 55 minutes of locally produced newscasts each week; with 6 hours, and 35 minutes each weekday, five hours on Saturdays, and six hours on Sundays. It operates an Aérospatiale AS350B helicopter entitled “Sky 5” that is live broadcast capable. In addition, the station shares resources with the two other ABC affiliates in the state for statewide news coverage throughout Massachusetts: WLNE-TV in New Bedford and WGGB-TV in Springfield. Notably, WCAP in Lowell runs audio simulcasts of portions of WCVB’s morning and evening newscasts on weekdays.

Moreover, WCVB’s newscasts are titled NewsCenter 5, and the station’s sports segments are likewise branded as SportsCenter 5. The weather segments were similarly branded as WeatherCenter 5 before 2001. The station is believed to be the only local station permitted to use the SportsCenter name, owned by ESPN, for its sportscasts, owing to its ownership by Hearst and affiliation with ABC, along with its use predating ESPN’s 1979 existence.

Harvey Leonard Salary|Net Worth

Leonard has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his broadcasting career.

Harvey Leonard Social Media Platforms

He is active on all social media accounts and often posts on his platforms. He has over 4.3k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Harvey Leonard

Who is Harvey Leonard?

Harvey Leonard is a skilled American journalist currently working at WCVB-TV. He is Channel 5’s chief meteorologist emeritus.

Is Harvey Leonard Married?

He is happily married to his beloved wife called Lorraine but he has not disclosed information about her. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Where does Harvey Leonard Live?

Currently, he resides in Natick, MA, with his beloved wife.

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