Leon Douglas Bibb
|Born||October 5, 1944|
Butler, Alabama, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||television news anchor/ reporter, journalist, radio news anchor, television personality|
|Children||2 daughters and 4 grandchildren Will, Alexa, Rory and Jackson|
Leon Bibb (born October 5, 1944 in Butler, Alabama) is an American news anchor and commentator for WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of the BGSU Board of Trustees. Leon Bibb was the first African American primetime news anchor in Ohio.
Life and career
From 1995 to 2017 Bibb anchored various newscasts at WEWS (most recently weekdays at noon) as well as hosting a Sunday morning show named Kaleidoscope, which focuses on urban issues in Cleveland. In the early 2000s, Bibb did a series called Our Hometown in which he focused on historical sites in the Cleveland area. He is known to take a camera operator to talk about a story in his own perspective, and such stories are now featured on WEWS under the title of "My Ohio".
Bibb retired from the anchor desk on August 1, 2017, but still appeared on WEWS hosting Kaleidoscope, as well as serving as a commentator during major news stories. He returned to WKYC-TV on August 6, 2018 to be a commentator and special feature reporter.
Awards and honors
- Cleveland Press Club Distinguished Journalist Award
Halls of Fame:
- Ohio Broadcasting Hall of Fame
- Glenville High School Hall of Fame
- Bowling Green State University School of Communications Hall of Fame
- Associated Press Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame
- Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
- Section of Parkway Avenue on Cleveland's east side (where Bibb had grown up) renamed "Leon Bibb Way"
- Dawidziak, Mark (2017-07-10). "Leon Bibb and Lee Jordan both ending long Cleveland TV runs". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
- "Leon Bibb brings his storytelling back to WKYC | wkyc.com".
- Gold & Silver Circle inductees honored at event in Cleveland - Great Lakes Emmy Awards
- A Cleveland icon: 3News' Leon Bibb gets street renamed in his honor - WKYC.com