Leon Purvis anchors KAKE News weekends. Originally from Glassboro, New Jersey, Leon attended Rowan University before interning on nationally known shows like “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “The Today Show.”
Leon’s passion for journalism and storytelling took him to many different places before landing in Wichita: including Eureka, California, and Springfield, Massachusetts. That same passion is what led him to becoming not only a news anchor, but a reporter who is ready to tell any type of story.
Outside of KAKE, you can find Leon catching the newest Marvel film or salsa dancing in hallways leading to the KAKE studio.
One of Leon's favorite parts of living in Wichita and working at KAKE is the sense of community he feels as he makes Wichita his new home. He looks forward to exploring the state of Kansas and meeting the great people of KAKEland!