Leland Pinder Biography
Leland Pinder is an American Anchor/Reporter working for WTVR – CBS 6 in Richmond, Virginia as an evening news anchor. He has been working for the station since August 2021 after working for WIS-TV.
Leland Pinder Age
Pinder was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. He likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 30s.
Leland Pinder Height
Pinder stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 9 inches.
Leland Pinder Family
Pinder was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Pinder has any siblings.
Leland Pinder Wife
Pinder is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Pinder being in any past relationship with anyone.
Leland Pinder Net Worth
Pinder has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor/Reporter.
Leland Pinder Salary
Pinder earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Leland Pinder Education
Pinder is a proud alumnus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 2006 to 2010, where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Journalism. During his time at the university, he actively participated in various extracurricular activities and societies. Pinder was a member of the Student Government, where he engaged in leadership roles and contributed to the university community.
Also, during his stint at the university, he showcased his passion for music as a part of the “High Seas” A cappella group. Additionally, Pinder was involved in the Communication Studies Society. He also joined UNCW Teal TV, likely gaining valuable experience in the field of media production and broadcasting.
Leland Pinder Career
Pinder serves at WTVR News as an evening news anchor. Prior to joining WTVR, Pinder served as a Morning Anchor for Gray Television’s WIS-TV in the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Area from October 2016 to July 2021.
Before joining WIS-TV, Pinder worked as a Weekend Anchor & Reporter for Bonten Media Group Inc. in New Bern, North Carolina, from May 2014 to September 2016. Pinder’s career in journalism started at Spectrum, where he worked as a General Assignment MMJ (Multimedia Journalist) from August 2012 to May 2014. Prior to his role as a Multimedia Journalist, Pinder served as an Assignment Editor in Charlotte, North Carolina, from September 2010 to August 2012, at the station.
Before coming to South Carolina, Pinder worked for two years as a Weekend Evening Anchor and Reporter at WCTI in Greenville/New Bern, North Carolina. He also spent nearly 4 years with Time Warner Cable News in North Carolina. At first, he worked as an assignment editor in Charlotte, and then he became a “one-man band” reporter based out of the network’s Wilmington newsroom. During his leisure time, he likes golfing, playing tennis, trying new restaurants, traveling, exploring new local coffee shops, or musical theatre, concerts, and shows.
Leland Pinder WIS-TV
Pinder has contributed to stations winning several awards. At WIS-TV, he was a member of an Emmy Award-winning news team. WIS News10 Sunrise received awards in the years 2018 and 2017. He and his news team there won Southeast Regional Emmy Awards for their morning newscast, for reporting on a local breaking story, and for coverage of Hurricane Irma.
Pinder played an important role in covering significant stories for WIS-TV. This included reporting on protests that happened after the death of George Floyd, a teacher protest at the South Carolina State House, and the heartbreaking kidnapping and killing of a 6-year-old girl from South Carolina. These stories gained attention across the country.
During his time at WIS-TV, Pinder had his own show called “Awareness.” It was a 30-minute program that focused on important topics and issues for Black Americans and other minority groups. The show covered things like women’s issues, challenges faced by the elderly, and matters concerning the LGBTQ community.
Leland Pinder WTVR
Pinder is working at WTVR where he works alongside other famous WTVR meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Kristen Luehrs
- Maggi Marshall
- Greg McQuade
- Cheryl Miller
- GeNienne Samuels
- Tracy Sears
- Bree Sison
- Cameron Thompson
- Zach Daniel
- Tom Patton
Leland Pinder Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 2.3K followers on Twitter.