Leon Harris is a well-established American journalist and newscaster. He has been in the industry for more than three decades. Leon started his career at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta in the early 1980s as an unpaid intern while completing his degree.
Leon Harris was born on April 20, 1961, in Akron, Ohio. he is among the five children born to Leon Sr. and his wife, Lorrene Harris. He has three brothers and a sister. Nothing much about his parent's occupation is known to the media. He graduated with cum laude from Ohio University in 1983, majoring in communications.
Happy and Blissful Married Life
It is a matter of the fact that Leon is a married man. He has been married for more than three decades. Leon is married to his longtime girlfriend, Dawn Harris. Dawn is a registered nurse at a local hospital.
The duo had been dating for sometime before tying their knots. They tied their wedding knot on August 30, 1986, in Franklin County, Ohio. As Leon was not much into public and was not famous so, there is not much information about his marriage with media.
They had a private wedding ceremony. They invited only a few members from both the families and some close friends at their wedding. Both of them have been married for more than thirty years. There have been no rumors of the couple separating anytime soon.
Father of Two Children
Leon and his wife, Dawn, are the proud parents of two children. Soon after their wedding, the couple was blessed with a son, Darren Harris. Darren is a graduate of Bucknell University and currently lives in Seattle.
Then after a few years, They welcomed a new member, a daughter, Lauren, in their family. Like that of her brother, Lauren is a graduate of Temple University. She is currently working as an early childhood educator who lives in Atlanta, GA.
It seems like the family of four is living a happy life on their own. Leon seems to be busy with this work, his wife in the Hospital, and so does his children.
How Rich is Leon Harris?
Leon Harris has an estimated net worth of more than $2 Million. He credits most of his net worth through his successful career. Leon is at the peak of his career. He will be adding much more in the days to come. Abby Phillip is a Journalist currently working for CNN as a White House correspondent with a net worth of $1 Million.
After graduating from Harris started as an entry-level video journalist and later moved up to assistant director of the satellite department as an operator and coordinator. Harris received numerous awards at CNN, including several Emmy Awards for his coverage of the 2000 presidential election.
In 2013, Harris was profiled for surviving two brushes with death, due to necrotizing pancreatitis. He currently co-anchors News 4 at four alongside Pat Lawson-Muse and reports for News 4 at 11.
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