Leon Hendricks was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1970. He received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News from Illinois State University, in 1992. He spent two years working on campus as a videographer for TV-10 News.
He has performed multiple duties at WEEK. He initially joined the team as a news photojournalist in 1996, moved to the creative services department as the Creative Services Assistant Manager, then migrated to the Assignment Desk as Assignment Manager and currently serves as the Assistant News Director for 25 News.
Leon has change management certifications and has won multiple creative services awards. He has 2 children, Julian and Kira, so they prevent him from having any hobbies or interests.