Leah Beno anchors FOX 9's Saturday and Sunday morning shows and field reports during the week. She started with FOX 9 in February of 2009 and joined the weekend team five years later. During her time Leah has been part of the weekend mornings expanding to include a third hour of news on Sunday mornings.
Prior to joining FOX 9, Leah worked at WGHP in North Carolina, and WWTV in Northern Michigan. Leah is a Michigan native and grew up in a suburb of the Detroit area. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at Michigan State University.
Through Leah's career she's reported on a wide range of topics and events. She's sat one-on-one with Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain, she's covered Super Bowl LII, and more blizzards then she can count. Most memorable days in Leah's career include the day Prince passed away, and the day Jacob Wetterling’s remains were found.
Answer to the most common question: Alarm goes off at 2:30 a.m.
Leah is married and recently expanded her family to include a second son. Just like Beno, her boys are endlessly curious and constantly on the move.
The latest from Leah Beno
Meet the Minnesota DNR team that tracks fawns for survival study
The Minnesota DNR has been collaring fawns in southern Minnesota — a first in more than 20 years.
Minnesota cellist tells family's story of survival during Holocaust
Janet Horvath recalls growing up in a home that was filled with smiles and learning to play the piano from her mother. And cello from her father. But when the instruments went silent, there was plenty the family never spoke about.
Reading expert shares tips to help kids avoid 'summer slide'
An expert shares tips and book recommendations for parents looking to help their children find books they will enjoy reading over the summer.
Minnesota students help provide solar power to others in East Africa
Solar suitcases being worked on by sixth and seventh graders are headed for East Africa where they will offer more light and charging opportunities to schools, homes and medical clinics without electricity.
University of Minnesota team working to unlock biological mysteries
"It would be a good way to build prosthetic devices that can actually interface with a patient's central nervous system": University of Minnesota researchers say their new biocomputing platform could unlock countless life-improving possibilities.
Historic finds inside Avalon Theater tunnel
Entering an 86-year-old tunnel under the Avalon Theater is not exactly easy.
Minnesota DNR marks walleye milestone
As anglers across the state prepare for the kick-off to walleye season in a couple of weeks, the Minnesota DNR is already celebrating netting walleye from the Cannon River for the first time in 31 years.
Program trains Minnesotans for outside work
Learning the ropes of tree climbing, Oliva Peterson is doing a job she never dreamed she’d be doing, tree climbing, far different compared to studying art in college.
Legendary University of Minnesota organist retires
From the moment Professor Dean Billmeyer plays the first note center stage at the Northrop Auditorium, the talent pouring through his fingertips to his toes is obvious to everyone in his audience.
Easter is the oldest known Christian holiday but one that was controversial at a time
From the church alters decorated with lilies, to believers dressing up in Sunday best, long-standing traditions predate any photographs of Christians celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.