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 email@example.com.
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