David Leonard is an artist and television news correspondent based in Los Angeles, California. In addition to earning a Masters in Fine Art from the University of California Los Angeles, Leonard is the Los Angeles Bureau Chief for Feature Story News (FSN) and produces television and radio news for several state run networks including PBS, Chinese Central Television, and Channel News Asia. He is also a professor in the Media Design Practices Graduate Program at Art Center College of Design, and has exhibited work at the Getty Museum, The Hammer Museum and The National Gallery in Washington, DC.
After experimenting with stand-up comedy and performance, he found a place for his charmingly quixotic take on audience interaction as a television reporter. His stories have appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN and Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”.
Leonard accentuates his career as a “man-on-the-street” with a confounding art practice, using his investigative eye to look closer at technology, current events, journalism and the aesthetic representation of these topics.