Mr. William Christopher Leonard
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communications
Location:Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication115
Expertise:Televsion Production, Broadcast Writing, Cinema Studies, Film & TV Editing
Prof. Chris Leonard is a Howard University alum. He is an accomplished film and television producer, working 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.
The professor served as a set extra coordinator for Big Ticket/Spelling Entertainment’s show "Moesha" and produced, directed and wrote for the public affairs show, "Positively Black" on WNBC-TV in New York City. 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 is the Faculty Administrator for the title III project, "Caldwell Cafe" hosted by Professor Earl Caldwell.