Boston, Massachusetts’ WCVB-TV Channel 5 has had Harvey Leonard as its top meteorologist since he started working there in 1949. Leonard was previously best known as a weatherman on Boston’s WHDH-TV for the past 25 years (Channel 7).
At Universal Weather Inc., he was a forecaster for aviation and industry, preparing weather reports. In addition to reporting for New York and Connecticut radio stations, he also taught at New York University and taped reports for them.
For three years, he was WPRI-chief TV meteorologist in Providence, Rhode Island.
At WNAC-TV (Channel 7 at the time), Leonard made his TV debut in May 1977. He worked as a weather forecaster for the first few years of his career.
Leonard became the station’s principal meteorologist by the time it was sold to New England Television and renamed WNEV-TV in 1982 (the same ownership would rename it again to WHDH in 1990).
Leonard has been selected “Best Meteorologist” by Boston Magazine on four separate occasions over his long career at Channel 7. For WROR-FM in 1980, Leonard worked as a meteorologist.
In April 2002, he left WHDH-TV and joined WCVB-TV, both of which were founded in the same year.
For the second time in his career, Leonard was named chief meteorologist at WCVB after Dick Albert’s retirement in 2009.
In late 2010, he submitted an essay about the 1978 Northeastern United States blizzard to the book Extreme New England Weather.
Leonard is a devoted outdoorsman who also teaches at Harvard, MIT, and the Massachusetts General Hospital, all in Boston. National Weather Association’s founding member “Dean” of Boston’s weather forecasters, as he is known.
Harvey Leonard Illness:
On March 22, 2020, Harvey posted on his Twitter post saying that he is keeping social distance and staying at home as much as possible to keep safe from coronavirus. He also urged his viewers to do the same. However, there is so much information in regards to Harvey being unwell.
Hope you are doing as well as possible, both physically and mentally, during these strange times. Please continue social distancing and stay at home as much as possible. That’s exactly what I am doing.
Stay healthy. #wcvb
— Harvey Leonard (@HarveyWCVB) March 21, 2020
He was conceived on the 10th of November, 1949. He and his family live in Natick, Massachusetts. In addition to their two daughters, they have five great-grandchildren.