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Ian Leonard Profile
Ian Leonard is an American chief meteorologist who is currently working at FOX 9 News. At the station, he serves as a chief meteorologist, he joined the news team in 2006. Additionally, prior to FOX 9, Leonard served in stations in Alberta, Canada, Mississippi, and Lowa. For over 20 years he has had the phrase “stay aware of the sky” to help viewers stay ahead of the storm.
FOX 9 Chief Meteorologist Leonard 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 kind of like cats. In the past three years, Ian survived cancer, finished the Lake Placid Ironman 140.6, and learned to empty the dishwasher at home.
He works tirelessly for the 8,000-plus athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota all year long with the annual Polar Plunge in the winter and his Bad Pants Open Golf Tournament in the fall. Through it, Ian has helped raise over $20 million for Special Olympics Minnesota in the past 14 years and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.
Ian Leonard Age
Leonard has not revealed the date, month, or year he was born. However, we will update this information as soon as it’s available.
Ian Leonard Height
He stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Ian Leonard Family
Leonard has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Ian Leonard Wife
Leonard is happily married to his beautiful wife, Christy Leonard. Together the couple has two daughters namely, Jordan and Kaiti. He has however not revealed any information regarding his wife and daughters. The family has a Samoyed dog named Jasper and two cats Tinkerbell and Eleven. The family currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ian Leonard Cancer
During the summer of July 2016, he noticed a small painful red bump on his lower lip and went to see a doctor. A biopsy confirmed it was cancer he had. He had to go through surgery to remove the squamous cell skin cancer from his lower lip.
It took five hours of surgery and seven surgical procedures to remove cancer from his lower lip and the third part of his lower lip had to be removed. Additionally, he had plastic surgery to repair his lower lip with over 40 stitches inside and this limited his speaking. His recovery process was painful but it went and he is cancer-free.
Ian Leonard Salary
He has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from his career at FOX 9 News.
Ian Leonard Net Worth
Leonard has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as a Chief meteorologist.
Ian Leonard Social Media Platforms
Leonard is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 29k followers on Twitter, 10.2k followers on Instagram, and 76k followers on Facebook.