Connie Leonard

Connie Leonard

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

Connie's first job was at the Campbellsville, KY Fox affiliate, WGRB-TV, where she served as news director and anchor. She then moved on to WLKY-TV here in Louisville as a news reporter before joining WAVE 3 as a news and sports reporter. She later became our weekend anchor and now co-anchors WAVE 3 News at 7 p.m. with Scott Reynolds and reports for WAVE 3 News.

Connie, a graduate of East Hardin High School and Western Kentucky University, 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, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. 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. Connie has 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 Stakes in Elmont, NY in 1999 for Charismatic's failed bid for 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 many 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 becoming big stars. Connie has been married to WAVE 3 Sports Director Kent Taylor since 1999. Their daughter Emerson was born in 2012.

Recent Articles by Connie

  Officer, motorcyclist involved in crash in Beechmont neighborhood

  KY Supreme Court chase case may have influenced LMPD settlement

  Record rain leads to development, construction delays around Louisville

  Scream Machine leaving Louisville, claims high waters sank business

  Kentucky Center construction going strong through popular show schedule

  Northeast Regional Library taking over for Middletown, ready to wow visitors

  Construction of revitalized Beecher Terrace well underway

  LIST: Jefferson County Attorney releases full list of deadbeat parents

  Kentucky Circuit Court clerks frustrated with Real ID delays

National Sheriff’s Association, Miss Kentucky competition come back to Louisville

  Middletown, Fern Creek library branches closing due to budget shortfall

  Crowd shows up for controversial scarred skin tattoo ban proposal

  Students travel abroad to honor The Kentucky Boys who died in WWI, WWII

  Fight between Topgolf, nearby neighbors continues in court

  Bevin and Beshear to battle at the ballot box in November

  Ford announces job cuts Monday as leaders visit Louisville

  Goforth claims internal and Twitter polls have him surging ahead

  Kentucky toddler search brings memories to Bullitt County rescuers

  UofL President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi celebrates one year on the job

  Some Kentucky candidates go on the attack as primary election nears

  Son of slain parents on American Airlines pilot charged in 2015 triple homicide: ‘It’s just a relief’

  LMPD announces new rules for traffic stops, officers say safety compromised

  Remains found in Glasgow identified as Louisville man missing for two years

  Verbal arguments scheduled for this month in ongoing Topgolf case

  Maximum Security: Appeal of horse’s Derby disqualification denied by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

  Scholarship to keep John Asher’s legacy going

  Loved ones work to honor memory of Shantel Lanerie

  Councilwoman: It’s time for homeless urban campground in Louisville

  Mayor Fischer: No gag order on budget talk, much ado about nothing

  Louisville Metro Council to consider public policy legislation following viral traffic stop