Leon Harris (born 1961 in Akron, Ohio) is an American journalist and newscaster. Harris was born to Leon Sr. and Lorrene Harris in Akron, Ohio. He has three brothers: Marcus, Jerry, and J.J., who still reside in Akron; and a sister, Kimberly, who lives in Houston. He graduated from Buchtel High School in 1979, and earned a National Merit Scholarship to Ohio University where he met his wife, Dawn Lomax, whose family is also from Akron. Harris graduated cum laude from Ohio University in 1983, majoring in communications. He received an honorary Doctorate from the University in 1999. Harris started his career at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta in the early 1980s as an unpaid intern while completing his degree.
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