Leland Pinder joined the Action News team as a reporter in December 2023. He grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

It was during a high school internship at a local news station in his hometown that Leland discovered his passion and the career he would pursue. After graduating college, Leland began his journey in broadcast journalism as an assignment editor in Charlotte at what was then known as News14 Carolina, now Spectrum News.

After two years behind the scenes, Leland was able to kick off his reporting career as a "one-man-band" in Eastern North Carolina, eventually taking on weekend anchor duties. Following that foundational and character-building journey, Leland went on to work as a morning anchor at WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, then took as job evening anchor and reporter at WTVR in Richmond, Virginia

Leland is very excited to join the Action News family. He considers it a dream job and an incredible opportunity to work in such a vibrant and historic city with such esteemed broadcast television professionals.

Leland enjoys meeting people with unique backgrounds and experiences that he'd likely otherwise never encounter. Telling their stories is why he loves being a journalist. He is excited to learn more about the issues and stories important to Philadelphians and get to know the people of the Delaware Valley!

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Leland's Stories
Suspect in custody after allegedly attacking man with hatchet near SEPTA station
The victim told police that a man struck him several times in the head with a hatchet and he was kicked repeatedly in the face.
I-95 closures as PennDOT continues work on Penn's Landing CAP project
This is the 2nd highway closure associated with the CAP project.
Delaware school district, police investigating abuse allegations of special needs children
Police in Smyrna, Delaware are looking into allegations of abuse of nonverbal children with autism at an elementary school.
Lower Merion police warning residents after rash of car break-ins, thefts
On Sunday evening, six thefts or attempted thefts from vehicles occurred in the Penn Wynne section of Lower Merion Township, according to police.
Police investigate string of catalytic converter thefts in Haverford Township
Eight thefts were reported over two days, February 12 and 13, on Strathmore, Llandaff, Kenmore, Pembroke, Avon, and Sagamore roads and Belmont Avenue.
134-year-old historic church vandalized in Philadelphia's Society Hill
Mother Bethel AME Church is a place of worship that is revered as the birthplace of the African Methodist Movement.
Family of 3 found dead inside Philadelphia home; CO poisoning believed to be cause
Two adults and a juvenile were found dead on Thursday when officers were called to a home in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section for a wellness check.
PennDOT and City of Philadelphia crews back on pothole patrol following recent winter storm
After a snowstorm this week in the Philadelphia region, some PennDOT crews were back to patching up potholes on Thursday.
Several homes evacuated after sinkhole opens in Wilmington, Delaware street
Several homes were evacuated on Wednesday after a large sinkhole opened up in a Wilmington, Delaware street.
Snow totals: Here's how much snow fell in communities across the Philadelphia region
A winter storm that started as rain overnight changed over to snow ahead of the Tuesday morning commute, dumping several inches of snow on parts of the region.