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Prof. William Chris Leonard

Prof. Chris Leonard

Prof. Chris Leonard is a Howard University alum. Throughout his career as an accomplished film and television producer, Prof. Leonard has worked with such organizations as National Geographic, the United States Postal Service, Philip Morris, Bristol-Myers, McGraw Hill Publications, Xerox and the New York City Police Department.

He served as a set extra coordinator for Big Ticket/Spelling Entertainment’s show "Moesha" and produced, directed and wrote for EPK installments on the feature film Unbowed. He was also instrumental in the pilot development and post-production procedures for TBS’s "Turner’s World of Adventure."

Prof. Leonard has earned numerous recognitions including YMCA of Greater New York’s Black Achievers in Industry Award, an Emmy certificate and multiple CEBA awards.

Prof. Leonard currently oversees the broadcast journalism emphasis and the Center for Broadcast Excellence (CBE) for the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.