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Richard A. Leone

Richard A. Leone PhotoRichard A. Leone
ExpertiseRecently retired from WSVN, Miami after 27 years as Staff Announcer, Weatherman and Children's Show Host of the "Sunday Funnies"; he has been dancing and performing as a radio and television personality since age 10 (when he started on ABC Radio as child-emcee host of "Tom Thumb Follies" and "Young Americans Club" in 1948); he has also appeared in many musical comedy productions
Current OrganizationNetwork Voice Promos, Inc.
Type of OrganizationCommunications
Major ProductRadio and television program producer of "Entertainment Spotlight" a movie review radio program and "Entertainment Spotlight" a movie review TV show on Miami Dade cable channel 29; also produces voice-overs for TV and radio nationally
Area of DistributionFlorida
University/DegreeB.A., Radio TV Film (Communications), University of Miami, 1959
BornSeptember 25, 1937, Tampa, Florida
Published Works"Caught On The Runway", Postscript to September 11th
AffiliationsOperations, Producer and TV Station Announcer for WLRN-TV PBS, Miami; Suncoast Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; Miami International Press Club
Hobbies & SportsEntertainer-singer, dancer, professional actor
Career AccomplishmentsAnnouncer for Politithon 1970 Peabody Award Winner for Broadcast Journalism (WPBT, Miami); Twice Performance Winner (Dancer) of Ted Mack Amateur Hour, ABC-TV, 1956; Initiated into Iron Arrow, highest honor awarded at the University of Miami, 1959, for student activities and television broadcasting
Work HistoryBroadcast Journalist, U.S. Army, 1963-66; Newsman-Writer, WKAT (CBS) Miami, 1966-70; TV Announcer, Variety Show and Children's Programs Host, WTHS TV-WPBT TV, 1970-78; Weatherman, Program and Children's Show Host and Commercial Announcer, WCKT-WSVN, Miami, 1969-98; Newsman, Weather Anchor, WEVU TV, Ft. Myers, FL, 1978; Station Announcer, Producer, Operations, WLRN TV, 1987-present; NVP Studios free-lance to WSVN (many work positions overlapped and were concurrent); NVP Studios contract to PBS, BBC, WAMU for remote hookups; Radio shows produced for WVCG, WSRF (Entertainment Spotlight); NVP Studios weekly remote feed for monitor radio (NPR); NVP Studios contracted to Home Shopping Network (commercials)
ChildrenJames A. Leone, Diane Schmidt, Dennis Klein, Jaime Klein, Ph.D.; 5 grandchildren
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