Leon Harris is a brilliant American journalist who has made a great name among the names of today’s greatest newscasters. At the age of 57, he has reached a great height of success from where he looks at all the struggles that he has done to become such a huge name in the industry. He loves his profession and is proud to be a journalist. We hope he goes a long way in the industry.
Leon Harris Bio
Leon bio reveals that he was born on 20 April 1961 in Akron, Ohio. His father Leon Sr. and mother Lorraine brought him up encouraging him to become what he aspired to become. He was raised along with his three brothers: Marcus, Jerry, and J.J. and a sister Kimberly with lots of love.
You May Know: Nadine Caridi Wikipedia, Children, Today, Divorce
Leon, age 57, graduated from Buchtel High School in 1979. He earned a National Merit Scholarship to Ohio University. He graduated with cum laude from Ohio University where he majored in communications. He also received an Honorary Doctorate in 1999.
His Career & Net Worth
It was with CNN that he started his career. He got to work in world headquarters in the 1980s. Even though he had worked there as an unpaid intern, he managed to learn a lot from that internship. He then went on to become a video journalist and later became an assistant director. He took that job and oversaw and even negotiated satellite services that are used to cover special events.
Harris got to receive an Emmy award for the coverage of the 2000 presidential election, the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11th attack. Harris felt that competition increased in CNN and he took some decisions which caused to make CNN Live Today with Daryn Kagan the last show that he had on CNN.
The works that he has done in the industry are countless. Leon even worked with ABC-7. During his work period with ABC-7, he got a local Emmy award for Best Anchor which proves how diligent he is. Then, in 2017, Leon Harris joined WRC-TV and contributed as a group member in its news team. Leon living ABC news and joining NBC4 made a great stir in the news channels.
Leon has contributed almost his entire life to the media field. As a news anchor of NBC, he draws an average salary of $75K per annum. With all the accumulated amount his net worth might have reached value a million.
Leon Wife, Married Life, Children
Looking at his private life, he is a married man. He is married to his wife Dawn Lomax, a nurse at a local hospital. When he was studying at University, he first met the love of his life. They started dating his girlfriend from college days. His wife's family is also from Akron. However, he has not disclosed information about the wedding date and place. Dawn prove to be the perfect wife for Leon.
Leon Harris attends LBJ Liberty & Justice Award with his wife Dawn Lomax on 8 November 2017 (Photo: washingtonlife.smugmug.com)
There are no talks about the couple getting divorced. The duo has two grown-up children one son and a daughter. His son Darren recently graduated from a Bucknell University and lived in Seattle, WA. While his daughter Lauren also graduated from the Temple University, she is also an early childhood educator and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. As of now he and his wife live in Avenel, Potomac, Maryland.