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KSHB going down to two in the sports department.

June 30, 2009

Our TV message board is reporting that KSHB is going down to two people in sports as they are cutting Leon Liebl.

More information on Leon Liebl.

An Emmy Award winning sports journalist, Leon Liebl has been with NBC Action News since March of 2003. He currently is the weekend sports anchor and reporter.

Before coming to Kansas City, he was a sports and news anchor for 12 years at KSNW-TV in Wichita. He’s won Emmys for sports and news reporting plus an Edward R. Murrow Award for featuring reporting.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Leon grew up in Dodge City, Kansas where he also attended Dodge City Community College. In 2003, he was named the school’s distinguished Alumnus.

As a kid, Leon was a big fan of the Royals and Chiefs. In fact, he was even able to sneak into the 7th game of the 1985 World Series. Now, they let him in with a press pass.

When he’s not working, Leon enjoys golf, traveling and reading and of course, watching sports.