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Connie Leonard

Connie Leonard - WAVE 3
Publisher: WAVE 3
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Connie grew up working in her father's grocery store. Every night when it was slow, she would read the Courier-Journal Sports section from front to back to pass the time, and sports became an obsession!

Connie's first job was at the Campbellsville, Kentucky Fox Affiliate, WGRB TV, as News Director and Anchor. She then moved on to WLKY here in Louisville as a News Reporter, before joining WAVE 3 as a news and sports reporter. She recently became the weekend anchor and now co-anchors the 7 p.m. newscast with Scott Reynolds.

Connie has traveled extensively for WAVE 3 News, covering the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She has provided extensive NCAA Tournament coverage of Indiana University, University of Louisville, and University of Kentucky including Final Fours in 1996, 97, 98, and the Elite Eight in 1999.

Connie covered Kentucky's football battle with Penn State in the Outback Bowl, traveled with Tim Couch to New York when he was nominated for the Heisman Trophy, and visited Boise State with the Louisville Cardinals in the Humanitarian Bowl. She even followed former UofL Football Coach John L. Smith to Pamplona, Spain for the Running of the Bulls.

In racing: she's covered numerous Kentucky Derbys and traveled to Gulf Stream Park in 1999 for the Breeders' Cup. She also brought us live reports from the Belmont in Elmont, New York in 1999 for Charismatic's try at the Triple Crown.

Connie's in-depth sports interviews have spanned sports greats, from the likes of coach Pat Riley to "the monster mash." Two of her Emmy wins have come in "Sports Reporting" categories. Connie says the best sports stories are with local athletes who may or may not end up being big stars.

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