He is one of the luckier people to have survived twice with his brush with death. Leon Harris is a journalist and newscaster who returned to his job even after his battle with a life-threatening illness. He is a member of the NBC4 News and also actively host different programs and functions around the community. He is also a winner of numerous awards including several Emmy Awards.
Career and Progression:
Leon Began his career as an unpaid intern at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta. Starting as an entry-level video journalist, he moved up to become assistant director of the satellite department and successfully negotiated international and domestic satellite services used to cover new events like Persian Gulf War and international visits of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
After auditioning for an anchor position at CNN, he joined the network in 1991 as a full-time anchor and covered major events like 2000 presidential election, the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11th attacks for which he won several awards.
He joined WJLA where he anchored ABC News in 2003 from CNN before leaving it in 2016 after working with them for 13 years. Recently on 21st April, he accepted a new job and joined NBC4.
Net Worth and Salary:
Leon is one of the well renowned and familiar anchors in the journalism industry. The celebrated reporter and news presenter must receive a generous amount of salary from his job and has an estimated net worth in millions. The Emmy Award winner has worked for various successful news channels in his long and prosperous career.
Has Leon Harris Married Already?
Leon has made such a name for himself that anybody in the country would easily recognize him. He has been such a successful person that he has followers and admirers all over the world. He has even more fruitful and prosperous personal life that compliments to his meaningful life.
When he was a merit student at the Ohio University, he met his future wife, Dawn Lomax. They both were from Akron, and they connected well. Not long after graduating from the University, the couple married in the August of 1986 at the age of 25. He and his wife share two children together, a daughter Lauren and son Darren.
He suffered from necrotizing pancreatitis in 2013 that almost killed him. Due to the disease, he fell unconscious, and it was his wife who discovered him and took him immediately to the local hospital. Almost close to dying, his heart stopped, and doctors had to revive it. He credits his wife and family for saving his life.
Leon Harris currently aged 56 was born on 1st January 1, 1961, in Akron, Ohio. He was born to Leon Sr. and Lorraine Harris. He has three siblings, all brothers Marcus, Jerry, and J.J. The American National is a graduate of Ohio University and belongs to African-American ethnicity. The 5 feet 8-inch tall anchor has a perfect body and measurements and is faring well after his treatment.