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Leo Laporte

Leo Laporte

Quick Facts

Date of Birth November 29, 1956 (age 57)
Nationality American
Profession broadcaster, author, and entrepreneur
Working for New Technology
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Jennifer Laporte (Wife)
Children(s) Abby Laporte, Henry Laporte
Qualification Degree
Education at Yale University
Net Worth(s) $2.5 Million
Name on Birth Leo Gordon Laporte (Real Name)
Divorce Not Yet
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Religion Christian or Jewish
Twitter @leolaporte

Leo Laporte is an American technology broadcaster, author, and entrepreneur.

Born/Birth

Leo Laporte was born on November 29, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA as Leo Gordon LaPorte.

Childhood and School College

He grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA and Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Laporte studied Chinese history at Yale University. He dropped out in his junior year to pursue his career in radio broadcasting.

Career and struggle

Laporte has written software for CP/M, Macintosh, and PC compatible computers including the popular open source programs, QDial and MacArc for the Macintosh. From 1985 to 1988, he operated one of the first Macintosh-only computer bulletin board systems, MacQueue

He was the co-author, with former ABC Technology Correspondent Gina Smith, of ”101 Computer Answers You Need to Know”. He has written about computer hardware and software for Byte, MacUser, and InfoWorld magazines, and he has contributed chapters to ”Dvorak’s Guide to PC Telecommunications” and ”Dvorak’s Inside Track to the Mac.” He has written four bestselling”Technology Almanacs.” ”Leo Laporte’s 2003 Technology Almanac” was Pearson Publishing’s Book of the Year in 2003.

In 2000-2001, Leo was a Contributing Editor at Access Magazine, a Sunday newspaper magazine supplement with an estimated readership of 13 million in 80 markets nationwide.

In January, 1991 he created and co-hosted Dvorak On Computers, the most listened to high tech talk radio show in the nation. Laporte also hosted Laporte on Computers on KSFO and KGO Radio in San Francisco.

On television, Laporte was host of Internet. He reported on new media for Today’s First Edition, on PBS, and did daily product reviews and demos on New Media News, broadcast nationally on Jones Computer Network and ME/U, and regionally on San Francisco’s Bay TV.

He was a Managing Editor at Ziff-Davis Television, where he wrote and co-hosted ”The Personal Computing Show.” He created and was a daily contributor to The Site, an hour-long technology newsmagazine that aired nightly on MSNBC, CNBC International, and NBC Superchannel in Europe and Asia. Laporte won an Emmy in 1997 for his work on The Site. He also hosted two shows on TechTV (formerly ZDTV), a 24-hour cable channel dedicated to computers and the Internet. Call for Help and The Screen Savers aired live every weekday from 1998 to 2004.

After Call for Help was cancelled in the US, Leo began producing it in Toronto for Rogers Communications. Rogers moved production to Vancouver in 2007 and renamed it “The Lab with Leo Laporte.” The show ended its ten-year run in May, 2008.

Currently Leo hosts a national radio technology talk show every Saturday and Sunday. He also appears regularly on many television and radio programs including Live with Kelly.

Wife, Marriage and Divorce

He is happily married and resides with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.

Pictures

The internet consists of a wide range of galleries of his pictures.

Height, weight and age

He has a significant height and also has a nice height-weight balance regarding his age.

Nationality, Ethnicity

He is an American national and he is from white ethnicity.

Net Worth, Salary and income

An American author, entrepreneur and technology broadcaster, Leo Gordon Laporte has a net worth of $2.5 million.

Award and Achievement

He won an Emmy award in 1997 for his work on MSNBC's The Site in 1996.

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