Leo brings listeners the latest tech news and answers their questions about computers and related topics. Leo is nationally syndicated and also appears regularly on many television and radio programs including Live with Regis and Kelly. He hosts and produces some of the most popular podcasts in the world including this WEEK in TECH, Security Now!, net@nite, The Daily Giz Wiz, Windows Weekly, MacBreak Weekly, and Jumping Monkeys under the TWiT banner.
Leo has worked as an author, speaker, and broadcaster in New Haven, Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, most recently focusing on technology coverage for radio, television, and the Internet.
He was the co-author, with former ABC Technology Correspondent Gina Smith, of "101 Computer Answers You Need to Know," a computer book for beginners published in 1995 by Ziff-Davis Press. 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," both published by Osborne/McGraw Hill. He has written four bestselling "Technology Almanacs." "Leo Laporte's 2003 Technology Almanac" was Pearson Publishing's Book of the Year in 2003.
On television, Laporte was host of Internet! a weekly half-hour show airing on PBS in 215 cities nationwide. 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," a half-hour weekly television show for beginning computer users that aired on CNBC. 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.
Leo lives in Northern California with his wife, Jennifer, his two children, Abby and Henry.
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