Leon Purvis

Leon tossed his cap up in the air, packed up his car, and drove 3,000 miles from South Jersey to the North Coast and joined us at Redwood News in May of 2018.

Leon’s enthusiasm for Journalism began at Rowan University where he majored in Radio/Television/Film and Journalism and graduated with the Latin honors Cum Laude. During his time at Rowan he was an on-air personality at the student run award winning radio station Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLSM-FM, a Reporter and Host for The Rowan Television Network, and a Staff Writer campus school’s newspaper The Whit.

In July of 2016, he had the opportunity to cover the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a student reporter, where he covered a variety of protests at City Hall and outside of the Wells Fargo Center.

Leon has also held internships in television at 6ABC Action News in Philly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, and NBC’s TODAY Show.

Away from work, Leon enjoys trying local restaurants in Humboldt County and keeping in touch with family and friends back in New Jersey. Have a story idea for Leon? Just email him lpurvis@redwoodnews.tv or send him a message on Facebook at @LeonPurvisTV