Harvey Leonard Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Retired, WCVB, Net Worth

Harvey Leonard is an American retired Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist who recently worked at WCVB in Boston, MA as a chief meteorologist.

Harvey Leonard Biography

Harvey Leonard (born – Harvey Leonard Moskowitz) is an American retired Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist who recently worked at WCVB in Boston, Massachusetts as a chief meteorologist. He worked there from 2002 to May 2022. He has also worked for WHDH-TV, WNAC-TV, WNEV-TV, and WROR-FM.

Harvey Leonard Age

Leonard was born on November 10, 1949, in the United States. He is therefore 74 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on the 10th of November every year.

Harvey Leonard Height

Leonard stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Harvey Leonard Family

Leonard has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Leonard has any siblings.

Harvey Leonard Wife / Daughters

Leonard is married to his lovely spouse, Lorraine. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 2 adult daughters, whose names are under review. The family happily resides in Natick, Massachusetts. Lorraine and his wife are also grandparents to their 5 grandkids, whose names are also under review.

Harvey Leonard Net Worth

Leonard has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist.

Harvey Leonard
Harvey Leonard

Harvey Leonard Salary

Leonard earned an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Harvey Leonard Education

Leonard is a proud alumnus of City College of New York, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. He is also an alumnus of New York University, where he graduated with a Master of Science degree in meteorology. At New York University, Leonard worked as a meteorology instructor.

Harvey Leonard Career

Recently, Leonard served at WCVB NewsCenter as a chief meteorologist. Before becoming a part of WCVB, he worked as the main meteorologist at WHDH-TV in Boston, MA for 25 years. He also held the position of chief meteorologist at WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island. Leonard’s journey in weather forecasting began at Universal Weather Services, Inc. Leonard has also worked as a meteorologist for WNAC-TV and WNEV-TV.

Leonard is recognized as the first meteorologist to accurately forecast the effects and strength of the well-known 1978 Blizzard. Around the end of the year 2010, he added his experience to the book, Extreme New England Weather, where he shared his account of the 1978 blizzard in the Northeastern US. During his leisure time, he likes playing tennis or hiking on local trails (especially on Woods Hole and Walden Pond).

Harvey Leonard Awards and Honors

Leonard holds many awards and honors for his outstanding achievements. Widely recognized as The Dean of Boston Meteorologists, he has been presented with many honors during his remarkable career. The NATAS – National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston/New England Chapter inducted him into the esteemed 2021 Gold Circle, in recognition of 5 decades of exceptional contributions to the field. In the year 2019, Leonard was named the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) Broadcaster of the Year, a prestigious accolade given annually to a leader in radio or television who demonstrates exceptional commitment to their community and unwavering dedication to the advancement of broadcasting.

Leonard was also added to the 2018 Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, a recognition given to people for their exceptional contributions and remarkable accomplishments to the broadcasting field in Massachusetts. He received the esteemed Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement, during the 2016 Boston/New England Emmys. He was chosen as the “Best Weatherperson” of the year 2015 by Boston Magazine in the People’s Choice section, marking the 5th instance in his career that the magazine’s readers honored him with this distinction.

Leonard was once chosen as the “favorite forecaster” in the city by the Improper Bostonian. Additionally, Leonard has won 4 New England Emmys for his excellent work in television weather broadcasting. In the year 2003, NATAS Boston/NE recognized him with the Silver Circle Award for his outstanding contributions to broadcasting over more than 25 years. Leonard is also a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and was honored with their distinguished Outstanding Service Award for Broadcast Meteorologists, recognizing and celebrating his achievements on a national scale.

Harvey Leonard Retirement

Leonard retired from his role as the leader of StormTeam 5 in May 2022, after a meteorology career spanning 5 decades, including over 4 and a half decades predicting weather in New England and 20 years at WCVB. He then moved into his emeritus position. In this new role, Leonard remains dedicated to the community by sharing important information periodically through contributions to StormTeam 5 coverage and by taking part in speaking events within the community.

Harvey Leonard Volunteer Work

Leonard loves volunteering for various charitable causes or just being active in the community, during his leisure time. He is actively involved in many local groups, including the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. He takes part in yearly fundraisers to help find a cure and offer support and services to people and families dealing with the disease.

He’s been a master of ceremonies for the Boston Prostate Cancer Walk, and he has spent a number of years as a co-host for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. Leonard has shown his backing for the Boston Medical Center, the primary teaching partner for the Boston University School of Medicine. He has shared his insights at educational events organized by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and is a strong supporter of the Blue Hill Weather Observatory. Leonard has also been an honored guest speaker at Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Leonard has gone to many schools and spoken to both students and adults. He has guided many young meteorologists, and now more than a dozen of them are working as weather experts on TV in different places around the country.

Harvey Leonard Illness / Health

There is no information regarding whether Leonard has any kind of sickness. However, there are rumors that he has ever diagnosed with COVID-19, but the rumors are not clear at the moment. There will be an update as soon as he mentions anything to do with his health in the limelight.

Harvey Leonard WCVB

Leonard worked at WCVB alongside other famous WCVB meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Cindy Fitzgibbon
  2. Michael Page
  3. Mike Wankum 
  4. David Williams
  5. Matt Reed 
  6. David Bienick
  7. Sera Congi
  8. Sharman Sacchetti
  9. John Atwater
  10. Brianna Borghi

Harvey Leonard Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook and Twitter. He has over 39.7K followers on Twitter.


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