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
Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker marks 100 days in office
Mayor Cherelle Parker marked 100 days in office on Thursday with a speech at a middle school in Kensington.
3 shot as 2 rival groups exchange gunfire at Eid al-Fitr event in Philly, marking end of Ramadan
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel said two factions inside the park exchanged gunfire, and some 30 shots were fired.
Bucks County couple loses over $30,000 to scammers pretending to be their child
Ultimately, the couple turned over roughly $34,000 to the scammers via so-called couriers who came right to their home.
Officer stabbed in face, another suffers head injury after being attacked in Galloway Township, NJ
One officer was stabbed in the face and the other suffered a head injury after being attacked in Galloway Township, New Jersey
3-year-old shoots herself in the eye in Philadelphia home: Police
The child was transported to Einstein Medical Center and was listed in extremely critical condition.
WWE SmackDown kicks off WrestleMania 40 weekend in Philadelphia
Ahead of SmackDown Friday night, fans came decked out with costumes, jewelry and wrestling belts of their own.
Flooding concerns after severe weather; 2 killed by falling trees in Montgomery, Delaware counties
Severe storms brought down trees across the region Wednesday, killing two people in separate incidents in Delaware and Montgomery counties.
Public webinar opens discussion on gun violence among Philadelphia's youth
The Stoneleigh Foundation said every year, about 1,800 people are shot in Philadelphia and about one-third of them are school-age children.
Community rallies behind Montgomery County synagogue targeted with antisemitic vandalism
Vandals targeted the synagogue overnight Saturday, spray-painting a swastika on a sign at the front of the property.
91st Easter Promenade steps off in South Philadelphia
The weather on Easter Sunday was perfect for the 91st annual Easter Promenade in South Philadelphia.