Leon is president and CEO of SCVTV, the 501c3 nonprofit corporation that operates the Santa Clarita Valley’s public television channels and provides multimedia services to all education and government agencies and to the 120-plus nonprofit organizations that serve the Santa Clarita Valley, Calif. An SCV resident since 1970, UCLA graduate and award-winning journalist (Associated Press, California Newspaper Publishers Association, National Newspaper Association, Numismatic Literary Guild awards for investigative reporting, business writing, opinion pages, websites), Leon has produced local television programming since 2002 and has served as president of the SCV Historical Society, chairman of the City of Santa Clarita’s Newhall Redevelopment Committee, founding member of the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission and the county’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Homeless Services (SCV), founding member of SCV Habitat for Heroes, founding director of the Friends of Mentryville, and co-creator (1989) of the SCV Sheriff Station’s Haunted Jailhouse. Leon established the Old Town Newhall Gazette in 1994, created the SCVHistory.com archive in 1996, put The Signal newspaper online in 1998 (together with the IT manager), and served as editor of The Signal until 2007 when he left to prepare the reorganization of SCVTV.
Today he is chief administrative officer of the Santa Clarita Public Television Authority and manager of SCVTV.com, SCVNews.com, SCVHistory.com and other local websites. He is a member of the Hart School District’s Measure SA Bond Oversight Committee and Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Group, the Friends of Hart Park board, the Pukúu Cultural Community Services board (Fernandeño-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians), vice president of the SCV Historical Society board, chair of the Rancho Camulos Museum board, and he continues to serve as president of the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade committee. Leon was named the Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year in 2015.