Leon Bibb Biography
Bibb (Leon Bibb)is an American news anchor and commentator for WKYC in Cleveland, OH. he was also a member of the BGSU Board of Trustees. Leon Bibb was the first black primetime news anchor in Ohio.
Leon Bibb Age, Height, And Body Measurements
Bibb is an American news anchor and commentator for WKYC in Cleveland, OH. he was also a member of the BGSU Board of Trustees. He was born on October 4, 1944, in Butler, Alabama, U.S.
Leon Bibb Education
He graduated from Glenville High School on the city’s east side, Bibb’s broadcasting. He began his career during his student days at Bowling Green State University (BGSU).
Leon Bibb Married
Alabama-born yet Cleveland-reared reporter Leon Bibb lives a happy life with his long-term wife, Marguerite Bibb. According to the first-hand narrated thesis of Brianna L. Savoca submitted to the Ohio University on June 10, 2010, Leon married Marguerite, his college sweetheart, while he was a military army stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.
During the ten-day leave from the workplace on the occasion of Christmas, Leon called his love and asked to marry while Marguerite answered saying that she had already got the wedding dress ready.
The couple finally tied the wedlocks on 23rd December 1966, two days before Christmas.
Afterward, Leon completed his training in Oklahoma and went to the Vietnam battlefields during the summer of 1967. Commemorating the memories during an interview with the News5 Cleveland on 11th November 2016, Leon stated that he and his wife were holding hands symbolically while he was in the war and Marguerite at home, praying for Leon’s safety.
When Leon completed his service in Vietnam, Leon returned home to his family and started to study for his graduation along with his wife. While everyone in the family had doubts about the choice of Leon to be a journalist, Leon’s wife always believed in him.
Interestingly, Leon started to work as a graduate assistant at WBGU television at Bowling Green and soon became the occasional sportscaster for WBGU-TV
Later in June 1970, Leon landed in reporting position for the WTOL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Toledo, Ohio, and just after four months, he and his wife welcomed their first child, Jennifer on 28th September 1970. Their second child, Alison was born on 8th January 1977 after Leon got hired at WCMH in Colombus.
Leon Bibb Career
Raised in Cleveland’s Glenville area, and a graduate of Glenville High School on the city’s east side, Bibb’s broadcasting career began during his student days at Bowling Green State University(BGSU).
Following graduation, he worked as a newspaper reporter at The Plain Dealer. After a year at WTOL-TV in Toledo, he accepted a new position at WCMH-TV in Columbus.
Prior to joining WEWS-TV, Bibb worked at WKYC-TV as the weekend News Anchor and News Reporter. In 1986, he became Primary News Anchor for the Monday through Friday newscasts.
From 1995–2017 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, where 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.
Leon Bibb Nuns Reflect
Leon Bibb Reporting As Nuns Reflect on 9/11
On 11 September 2018, Bibb reported on what a couple of nuns saw in the sky on 9/11. Leon started the report on a dramatic note saying that the times were peaceful at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Cleveland, but the peace was shattered on 11 September 2001.
Leon reported on the 17th anniversary of the tragic incident where thousands of people died. He met two nuns who witnessed horror when they saw the scheduled cross-country United Flight 93 went terribly off-schedule.
Terrorism was within sight of Cleveland’s Lady of Lourdes Shrine when the jetliner crashed in Pennsylvania. The nuns knew terrorists had already seized control from the pilots of three planes from the television news coverage.
Leon ended his report by stating that the women of peace were praying that day as they do today and will continue to do so as the lost lives sought peace.
Leon Bibb Awards
Bibb has received several awards including local Emmy Awards and citations from the Cleveland Press Club for excellence in journalism. Bibb has also received the Distinguished Journalist Award from the Society for Professional Journalists.
He is a member of the following Halls of Fame:
- Ohio Broadcasting Hall of Fame
- Glenville High School Hall of Fame
- Bowling Green State University School of Communications Hall of Fame
- Cleveland Press Club Distinguished Journalist Award
- Associated Press Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame
- Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
Bibb has also received excellence in Journalism Awards from the Cleveland Press Club and was recognized with the Distinguished Journalist Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists.
He also has received an award from his alma mater, Glenville High School. Leon, who is also a U.S. Army veteran, received a Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War.
In 1996 Governor George Voinovich appointed Bibb to the Board of Trustees at Bowling Green State University. Leon served as Chairman of that Board. He is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha and Sigma Pi hi fraternities.
Leon Bibb Height
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Leon Bibb Net Worth
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