Leo Laporte Biography
Leo Laporte (Leo Gordon Laporte) is the host of ‘The Tech Guy’ weekly radio show and TWiT.tv, a podcast that focuses on technology. He holds an amateur radio license, W6TWT.
Leo Laporte Age
Leo was born on 29th November 1956
Leo Laporte Family
Leo Gordon Laporte was born in New York City, New York, to a geologist. Leo attended Yale University where he studied Chinese history. He dropped out in his junior year to pursue his career in radio broadcasting. He began his early career with on-air names Dave Allen and Dan Hayes.
Leo Laporte Wife
He is married to Lisa Laporte, TWiT CEO, they live in Petaluma. He was previously married to Jennifer but they separated in 2010. This was revealed after his private and sensual conversations with CEO Lisa Kentzell hit headlines in 2011. The conversation was revealed to millions of people online through his podcast channel.
Leo Laporte Children
Leo has two children, from his first marriage to Jennifer Laporte, daughter Abby Laporte, and son Henry Laporte.
Leo Laporte The Tech Guy
Leo hosts Leo Laporte: The Tech Guy, a weekend technology-oriented talk radio program show. The show debuted on KFI AM 640 (Los Angeles) and was later syndicated through Premiere Radio Networks.
Leo also appears on Friday mornings on KFI with Bill Handel. He has also appeared on shows such as Showbiz Tonight, Live with Kelly, and World News Now.
Leo Laporte Podcast
Leo owns and hosts a podcast network, TWiT.tv with his wife Lisa Laporte. The podcast is available on iTunes and other podcast subscription services. The TWiT studios are located in Petaluma, California, where Laporte lives.
Leo Laporte TWiT Netcast Network
In April 2005 he founded TWiT Netcast Network, a network that produces some of the most popular podcasts in the world and is listened to more than 6 million listeners and viewers each month. Some of the podcasts produced include this WEEK in TECH, Security Now!, Windows Weekly, MacBreak Weekly, This Week in Google, The New Screen Savers and the Webby Award-winning, Triangulation.
In May 2008 he launched a live streaming video version of TWiT called TWiT Live with 50 hours of original programming each week. TWiT broadcasts daily from a dedicated live-streaming video studio in Petaluma, California.
Leo Laporte Career
Leo Laporte began his career in 1977 as a news radio talk show host in San Francisco. In 1978 he founded ZDTV (later TechTV), an all technology channel. In January 1991 he co-hosted Dvorak on Computers alongside John C. Dvorak and Laporte on Computers on KGO Radio and KSFO in San Francisco.
He later created and hosted two “computer help”, Call for Help and The Screen Savers. Call for Help was a call-in show where viewers would ask questions on computer problems and general technical questions while ‘The Screen Savers’ was similar in that people would call-in for problems, but it also exposed viewers to the latest fads in tech.
Call for help was later renamed to The Lab with Leo Laporte, recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The show was later canceled by Rogers Communications which Leo revealed on net@nite.
Leo gained popularity and began working as a consultant on numerous technology-based radio shows across California. Leo founded and co-hosted ‘Dvorak On Computers’ in January 1991, the show was the most listened to high tech talk radio show in the nation, syndicated on over 60 stations and around the world on the Armed Forces Radio Network. In 1997 he was awarded a Northern California Emmy for his role as Dev Null, a motion capture character on the MSNBC show The Site.
Leo was the host of the Internet! a weekly half-hour show airing on PBS. He also reported on new media for Today’s First Edition where he 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.
Leo was a Managing Editor at Ziff-Davis Television, where he wrote and co-hosted The Personal Computing Show, a half-hour weekly television show for beginning computer users that aired on CNBC.
He also founded 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.
In 2000 to 2001 he was a Contributing Editor at Access Magazine, a Sunday newspaper magazine supplement with an estimated readership of 13 million in 80 markets nationwide.
Leo Laporte Books
In 1995 he co-authored with Gina Smith, a former ABC Technology Correspondent, “101
Computer Answers You Need to Know,” a computer book for beginners.
He has also 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,” both published by Osborne/McGraw Hill.
- 101 Computer Answers You Need to Know
- Leo Laporte’s 2005 Gadget Guide
- Leo Laporte’s Guide to TiVo
- Leo Laporte’s Guide to Mac OS X Tiger
- Leo Laporte’s PC Help Desk.
Leo Laporte Net worth
Leo has an estimated net worth of $5 million.