Leo Laporte is an American journalist who was born on November 29, 1956, in New York City, New York. Laporte specializes in technology coverage on TV, radio, and internet. He is also the founder and owner of the TWiT Netcast Network. He launched the company in the year 2005. He is the native of Manhattan, New York and belongs to white ethnicity. His father was a geologist. Besides, he’s also an entrepreneur and an author. He was always a sharp and curious minded person.
Laporte dropped out from Yale University where he was studying Chinese History. His interest from study faded away. After that, he got on board and started working as a radio broadcaster. He even changed his name into Dan Hayes and Dave Allen while he began working in radio. Laporte also started working on different technologies related broadcasting projects. He also created and co-hosted radio program called “Dvorak on Computers,” which became the most listened radio talk program of the country that time. He also hosted another program called “Laporte on Computers” which broadcasted on KSFO and KGO Radio and in San Francisco.
Laporte hosted the daily television show called The Lab with Leo which was recorded in Vancouver, Canada. The program was previously called Call for Help when it used to be recorded in Toronto and U.S. On March 5, 2008, Laporte confirmed on net@nite that his show The Lab with Leo Laporte is no longer going to be aired and is canceled by Rogers Communications.
In 1997, Laporte was awarded a Northern California Emmy for a motion capture for his role as Dev Null, on the MSNBC show called The Site. Laporte also created and co-hosted the original version of Call for Help and The Screen Savers on the cable and satellite network ZDTV in 1998.
Laporte has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million in his account. He is a tall man with a height of 5 feet and 10 inches. Besides, being an outstanding journalist, he’s also an author. He has also written few books and published them. Some of them are “Leo Laporte’s 2005 Gadget Guide”, “Leo Laporte’s Guide to TiVo,”” Leo Laporte's PC Help Desk” and “101 computer answers you need to know”.
Talking about his personal life and bio, he was married to his now divorced wife whose name is Jennifer Laporte. The couple has two children together named Henry and Abby. The couple got divorced in the year 2010 though having nice family relations. He is presently said to be single. In 2011, there were rumors about him having an affair with Lisa Kentzell. Currently, Laporte is living in California.
More details about him can be found on the wiki and other personal sites relating him. Else, he is also active on social networking sites such as twitter and facebook and remains connected with his followers there.