Leon Harris Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Sep, 2017
Facts of Leon Harris
Date of Birth: 1961 , April-20
Age: 60 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Leon Harris
Father Leon Harris Sr.
Mother Lorrene Harris
Nationality American
Ethnicity black
Profession Journalist and Newscaster
Net Worth $700,000
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 62 kg
Married Yes
Married to Dawn Lomax
Children Lauren Lomax and Darren Lomax
Education Ohio University
Sisters Kimberly Harris
Siblings Marcus Harris , Jerry Harris and J.J. Harris
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Leon Harris is an American journalist and a newscaster. He served at CNN from 1983 to 2003 then joined ABC 7 and worked until 2016. In August 2017, he joined NBC 4 Washington. Currently, working with Sheena Parveen, Susan Hogan, Chris Miles and Chris Lawrence

Haris works as an operator and coordinator of satellite department who oversees the international and domestic satellite services. He is also known for his award-winning series that circulates on areas of youth doing remarkable things.

Early Life and Education

Leon Harris was born on April 20, 1961, in Akron, Ohio. His parents were Leon Sr. and Lorrene Harris. He has three brothers named Marcus, Jerry and J.J. and a sister named Kimberly.

Leon joined Buchtel High School and earned a National Merit Scholarship from Ohio University. He graduated from Ohio University majoring in communications. Harris received an honorary Doctorate from the same University.


Leon Harris started his career at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta behind the scenes in a variety of technical roles. He anchored for News4 at 4 and contributes to other weekday newscasts.

Harris anchored CNN’s morning programs and has received numerous awards at CNN. In the year 2003, he signed a deal with ABC 7 to anchor the station's newscasts. He moved to cover local news in Washington.

Harris first big on-air reporting was during coverage of the L.A. riots. He was twice awarded the National Cable Ace Award for Best Anchor.

Leon owned and operated the station named WRC-TV in Washington D.C. and joined its news team in April. He also supported the youth in supporting them to extend scholarship in his name at his Ohio University where he held an honorary doctorate and completed his graduation.

Personal Life

The promising journalist Leon Harris was born in Akron and graduated from Buchtel High School where he met Dawn Lomax, who belongs to Akron. Then, Harris began having affair with Dawn and later married her.

Harris currently lives in Avenel, Maryland, with his wife Dawn and daughter Lauren and son Darren. He was able to gain numerous awards with the help of CNN among which it includes Emmy Awards for best anchor.

Harris is one of the luckier people to have survived twice with his brush with death. He returned to his job even after his battle with a life threating illness. he was diagnosed with acute necrotizing pancreatitis. 

Net Worth & Body Measurement

Leon Harris is one of the popular journalists who is living a luxurious life. As he is the member of African-American television personalities, Washington D.C. stubs, and American television biography stubs, he has earned well from all such organizations.

Some sites have cited that the reporter and news presenter has an estimated net worth of $700,000. although it is not an official figure, it makes sense to the successful career of Leon.

Leon Harris stands at a height of 1.74 m and weighs 62 kg. He has Black colored eyes with Black hair. He is living with his family in Potomac happily.  


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