Since coming to WVEC in October of 2003, Carl Leimer has made an quite an impact on the local scene.
As part of the Emmy winning Daybreak newscast, he is the only reporter keeping Hampton Roads residents abreast of all the overnight news.
Carl has covered countless breaking news stories over the years, including a fire that tore through Zion Baptist Church in Portsmouth. He was live, on-air for hours, giving viewers continuous updates as flames threatened the downtown area.
Other big stories include the aftermath of the Suffolk tornadoes, and the Virginia Tech shootings.
After Hurricane Katrina, Carl covered military relief efforts from Naval Station Norfolk, where he did live reports for CNN, and several stations around the country. Of course no broadcasting career is complete without bad weather reporting, and Carl's done his fair share of ice and snow events, tropical storms, and nor'easters.
Before coming to Virginia, Carl worked at WVNY, the ABC station in Vermont. During his time in the green mountain state, he covered any and everything, including an exclusive interview with Howard Dean during his run for the presidency.
Originally from Charlotte, NC, Carl is a graduate of UNCC and a long suffering Carolina Panthers fan. In his free time he enjoys going to Olde Towne Portsmouth, Sandbridge Beach, and weekend trips to the mountains and DC.
He and his lovely wife Karen live in Portsmouth with two very pampered, very spoiled cats.