Leon Purvis

Leon Purvis

Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

Moselle, MS

From South Jersey, to the West Coast, now in the Pine Belt. Leon Purvis joined the WDAM News team in September of 2019 as a weekend anchor and reporter.

Leon comes to Mississippi after spending more than a year at KIEM-TV in Eureka, California as a multimedia journalist. While there, he covered stories about prison inmates and their rehabilitation process, sat down with the girlfriend of the missing hiker Daniel Komins who was found dead in the Trinity Alps and he would often lead the newscast with top stories.

Leon graduated from Rowan University in 2018 with a degree in Radio/Television/Film and Journalism. During his time in college, he interned at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC’s TODAY Show and Good Morning America, where he worked closely with former WDAM sports anchor and reporter Robin Roberts.

Away from work, Leon enjoys cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles, going to restaurants and dancing. He is excited to now be telling stories in South Mississippi.

If there is a story Leon should tell, feel free to email him at lpurvis@wdam.com.

Recent Articles by Leon

  Fieldhouse and local shelters help homeless brace for cold

  Students receive recognition for perfect scores on state test

  USM cadets remember the fallen at the Veterans Memorial Wall

  USM Air Force ROTC take part in 24-hour Veterans Memorial Wall vigil

  Hattiesburg hosted the 74th annual MS State NAACP Convention

  Main Street Books hopes to improve in this year’s “Give a Child a Book” fundraiser

  Downtown Hattiesburg businesses hosts Holiday Open House

Pine Belt mother dedicates scholarship to late son

  Mom holds Pancakes for a Purpose in honor of late son

  Hattiesburg council considers cigar bar ordinance

District 12 DA candidates make final push

  Forrest County Sheriff’s candidates make final pushes

  PCS takes home Bobcat Math League title

  USM students ready for election day

  Investigation into Ellisville house fire continues

  Rain doesn’t stop nice turnout at Petal Fall Festival

Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg hosts charity ball

  Bloodstained Men protest circumcision in Hattiesburg

  MEMA introduces property damage assessment app

  Turtle Creek Mall celebrates 25 years of business

  Law enforcement explains process behind issuing Amber Alerts

  Homeless man hopes donations will allow Hattiesburg shelter to reopen

  Officials investigating building fire in Hattiesburg

  Athlete with one arm swings away in Special Olympics

  Mitchell Farms hosts annual Mississippi Peanut Festival

  Hattiesburg Zoo hosts annual “Sloth-A-Thon”