Leo is currently co-host, with Patrick Norton, of TechTV's The Screen Savers. My family and I went to see Leo and Patrick at a promotion at Arundel Mills, in Maryland in September, 2002. Both men were warm and friendly and made you wish you were best friends with them.
From Leo's biography on his website at Leoville:
Leo Laporte majored in Chinese history as an undergraduate at Yale University. Since then he has worked as an author, speaker, and broadcaster in New Haven, Monterey, San Jose, and San Francisco, most recently focusing on technology coverage for radio and television.
Laporte has written software for CP/M, Macintosh, and PC compatible computers including the popular open source programs, QDial and MacArc for the Macintosh. From 1985 to 1988, he operated one of the first Macintosh-only computer bulletin board systems, MacQueue.
He is 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. His most recent book, "Leo Laporte's 2003 Computer Almanac", is available from Que.
In 2000-2001, Leo was also a Contributing Editor at Access Magazine, a Sunday newspaper magazine supplement with an estimated readership of 13 million in 80 markets nationwide.
In January, 1991 he created and co-hosted "Dvorak On Computers", the most listened to high tech talk radio show in the nation, syndicated on over 60 stations and around the world on the Armed Forces Radio Network. Laporte also hosted Laporte on Computers on KSFO and KGO Radio in San Francisco.
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, where he played the virtual character Dev Null.
Currently Laporte hosts a technology variety show on TechTV (formerly ZDTV), a 24-hour cable channel dedicated to computers and the Internet. The Screen Savers airs live weekdays from 7-8:30p Eastern time. He appears regularly on many other television and radio programs including ABC's World News Now and Live with Regis and Kelly.
Leo lives on a small farm in northern California with his wife Jennifer, two children, two goats, two sheep and two cats.>