Leon Harris Biography
Leon Harris is a skilled American journalist currently working at NBC 4 as an anchor and contributor for other weekday newscasts. He joined the team after 21 years at CNN in Atlanta and 14 years in D.C. local news.
Leon Harris Age
Harris was born on April 20, 1961, in Akron, Ohio, United States. He is 60 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on April 20 every year.
Leon Harris Education
He is an alma mater at Ohio University, where he is a cum laude graduate and holds an honorary doctorate.
Leon Harris Height/Weight
Harris stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Leon Harris Family
Harris is the son of Leon Sr.(father) and Lorrene Harris(mother) in Akron, Ohio. He has four siblings namely Marcus, Jerry, J.J., and Kimberly. He and his family reside in Potomac, MD.
Leon Harris Wife
Harris is happily married to Dawn Lomax who he met at Ohio University. The duo tied the knot in August of 1986 at the age of 25.
Leon Harris Children
Harris and his wife are blessed with two kids namely Darren(son) and Lauren(daughter). Dawn is a nurse at a local hospital. Darren is a graduate of Bucknell University and resides in Seattle, WA.
Leon Harris Daughter
His daughter Lauren is a graduate of Temple University. She is an early childhood education teacher who resides in Atlanta, GA. The duo currently lives in Avenel, Potomac, Maryland.
Leon Harris NBC 4
He started his broadcasting career behind the scenes in a variety of technical roles. His first big on-air reporting was during coverage of the L.A. riots. He then anchored CNN’s morning programs, winning acclaim for coverage of major news events like the Oklahoma City bombing, the O.J. Simpson trial, the September 11th attacks, and the 2000 Elections and Recount. He was awarded twice for the National Cable Ace Award for Best Anchor.
Harris relocated to Washington to cover local news in his adopted home in 2003. He has received more than a dozen Local Emmys for his reporting and anchoring, including two as Best Local News Anchor. In addition, he was also recognized for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina and his reporting from the jungles of El Salvador on illegal immigration.
Harris is popularly known for his award-winning series focusing on area youth doing remarkable things in service to others and the adults making a way for those young people to succeed.
He is committed to supporting youths and extends to the scholarships in his name at his alma mater Ohio University, where he is a cum laude graduate and holds an honorary doctorate. Harris and his family reside in Potomac, MD.
Leon Harris Salary
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000.
Leon Harris Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Social media Platforms
Harris is very active on social media platforms and has over 6.4k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.