Harvey Leonard joined WHDH-TV in May 1977 as 7 NEWS at Noon and weekend meteorologist. He became Chief Meteorologist in September 1978, and can be seen on 7 NEWS at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11PM.
Prior to joining WHDH-TV, Leonard served as the chief meteorologist for WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, for three years.
Previous to WPRI-TV, Leonard was a meteorologist for Universal Weather Services, Inc. preparing forecasts for aviation. He also taped reports for radio stations in New York and Connecticut. During this time Leonard was teaching at New York University.
Since joining WHDH-TV in 1977, Leonard has contributed several news series. In 1981, his five-part series "Nature's Rage," dealt with major weather events throughout the past century, and his three-part series, "Weather Why's," educated the public about weather satellites and radar. In 1986 he reported on the return of Halley's comet and the Doppler Radar System. Leonard, in 1988, presented a two-part series on the ten year anniversary of "The Blizzard of '78" and a three-part retrospective on the fifty year anniversary of "The Hurricane of 1938." In 1990, Leonard delivered a weekly feature called "7 People Salute," paying tribute to New Englanders who volunteered time to help people in their communities.
In 1994, Leonard was named "Best Meteorologist" in Boston Magazine's annual "Best of Boston" awards. Leonard has also won two New England Emmy Awards, both for outstanding achievement in the category of Television Weathercasting.
He received a Bachelor's of Science in meteorology from City College of New York, and went on to receive a Master's in meteorology from New York University.
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