Anchor Leon Harris

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 10, 2004

Leon Harris celebrated 20 years with CNN last year. Where is he now?

—Robert M., Florida

The award-winning journalist left CNN in 2003 to join ABC 7 News/WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. “It was time for a change,” says Harris, who anchors three daily newscasts and hosts a political talk show. Harris says the best thing about his years at CNN was helping build something new, and Channel 7 offered him a chance to do that again. The station is revamping its newsroom and putting together “a great news team,” Harris says. The Akron, Ohio, native was anchor of several different news shows during his 20 years at CNN. He won Emmy awards for coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing and the 2000 presidential race. He and his wife, Dawn, live in Potomac, Md. (pop. 44,822), with their three children.