Ian Leonard Biography
Ian Leonard is an American meteorologist working for FOX 9/KMSP-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He joined the station in 2006 and serves as a Chief Meteorologist.
Ian Leonard Education
AFter graduating from high school and earning his High School Diploma, he had to continue his education. He joined Mississippi State University to pursue his career course. After finishing his studies there, he graduated with his degree in Meteorology and Geoscience.
Ian Leonard Career
Leonard is a meteorologist at FOX 9/KMSP-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He serves the station as the Chief Meteorologist. Leonard is a focused journalist, he lives his life through one simple run-on sentence; “I love my life, I love my wife, I love my daughters and I love my dog…I kinda like the cats.” He tries to make his corner of the world a better place than when he found it.
Prior to joining the FOX 9 Weather team, he worked for KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa. During his working time there, he served the station as a chief meteorologist for three years from 2003 to 2006. He also served at CFRN-TV in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. While there, he worked as a chief meteorologist for 13 years from 1990 to 2003.
Apart from his career job, he works tirelessly for the 8,000-plus athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota all year long. He works with his Bad Pants Open Golf Tournament in the fall and with the annual Polar Plunge in the winter. In the past 14 years, he has helped raise over $20 million for Special Olympics Minnesota through it and he does not plan to stop anytime soon.
Ian Leonard Age
born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. He likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 50s.
Ian Leonard Height
Leonard stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Ian Leonard Family
Leonard was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Ian Leonard Wife
Leonard is married to his wife Christy Leonard. Together they are proud parents of their two children, Kaiti Leonard and another one. Their firstborn child turned 20 years old in August 2022. The family resides in Southwest Metro with deep roots in Minneapolis
Ian Leonard Net Worth
Leonard has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a chief meteorologist.
Ian Leonard Salary
Leonard earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Ian Leonard Cancer
He is a cancer survivor, finished the Lake Placid Ironman 140.6, and learned to empty the dishwasher at home. He lost a part of his lower lip due to squamous cell cancer and underwent topical chemotherapy on his entire face. The topical chemotherapy is to ensure the skin cancer doesn’t come back.
In 2016, he was diagnosed with squamous cell skin cancer. On his Facebook page, he told his viewers what was going on with him, “Hello my friends, I want to let you know that I will be off the air for the next few weeks. Many of you know that about 6 months ago I lost a third of my bottom lip to skin cancer. Now that the surgeries have completely healed the second part of my journey begins. I am undergoing topical chemotherapy on my entire face to ensure that skin cancer stays in my past and does not interfere with my plans of growing old with the woman I love and watching my amazing daughters grow up. In the meantime, I will get lots of rest, read loads of books, watch my friends on FOX 9 News and have time to help my daughters with homework!”
Ian Leonard FOX 9
Leonard works at FOX 9 where he works alongside other famous FOX 9 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;