Know About Leon Harris; Wife, Net Worth, NBC4, Family, Education, Age

Published Date: 13 Apr, 2020 Updated date: 13 Apr, 2020 By Celebs Podium

After surviving a severe pancreas complexity, Leon Harris has still not given his Journalism career. The career was his passion right after completing graduation from Ohio Univerity, the place where he also met his wife.

American news anchor Leon Harris works as the host of News 4. While working at CNN, he became the recipient of several Emmy Awards covering events like the 2000 presidential election, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the September 11th attacks.

Leon Harris Bio & Family

The TV personality was born on 20 April 1961 in Akron, Ohio. His parent’s names are Leon Harris Sr. and Lorrene Harris, and alongside him, he has three brothers, Marcus, Jerry, and J.J., who still reside in Akron, including and a sister, Kimberly, who lives in Houston.

Talking about his education, Leon went to Buchtel High School to complete graduation in 1979. Sometime later, he got National Merit Scholarship to Ohio University and got cum laude from Ohio in 1983, majoring in communications. In 1999, he received an honorary Doctorate from the University.

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How Much Net Worth Does Leon Has?

The 58-year-old has over a million-dollar net worth from journalism since the early 1980s. Right now, he invests his time as the anchor of News 4 at 4 and some other week newscasts. For a fact, he joined the team almost 21 years later at CNN in Atlanta and 14 years in D.C. local news. During the 1980s, he commenced his journalism and worked for CNN‘s world headquarters in Atlanta. Upon completing graduation in 1983, he got a fortune to work as an entry-level video journalist to assistant director.

Leon Harris as the News 4 host (Picture: NBC4 Washington)

Likewise, to anchor shows like 5 o’clock and 11 o’clock newscasts, he and ABC affiliate WJLA-TV signed a mammoth agreement in July 2003. Four years later, he owned-and-operated station WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. of NBC.

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Leon’s Marriage & Wife Details!

The News 4 anchor and his wife Dawn Lomax shares a great marriage comrade. They first met when Leon got the National Merit Scholarship from Ohio University. His wife is a nurse at a local hospital, and the couple resides in Avenel Potomac, Maryland. Talking about their wedding details, they have chosen to keep their personal life, a private one.

Together Leon and his wife share a son, Darren, a graduate of Bucknell University who lives in Seattle, WA. They also have a daughter Lauren who completed her graduation from Temple University. She is an early childhood educator who lives in Atlanta, GA.

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Some Interesting Facts Leon Harris

  • Some of his news reporting works include the O.J. Simpson trial, the September 11th attacks, and the 2000 Elections and Recount.
  • He is the recipient of the National Cable Ace Award for Best Anchor.
  • In 1991 summer, he auditioned for an anchor position and a few months later was bestowed with a full-time anchor post.
  • He survived two brushes with death, due to necrotizing pancreatitis in 2013.
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