Leon Bibb Biography
Leon Bibb is an American six-time Emmy-awarded journalist who serves WKYC as a senior reporter and commentator where he provides his perspective on the passing scene. He joined the station in 2018. Previously, he served WEWS as a news anchor and a reporter for all the major newscasts for more than 2 decades. On August 1, 2017, he retired from the anchor desk.
Leon Bibb Age
Bibb is 77 years old as of 2021 Marguerite Bibb. He was born on October 5, 1944, in Butler, Alabama, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 5 the of October every year.
Leon Bibb Height
Bibb stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Leon Bibb Family
Bibb has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Bibb has any siblings.
Leon Bibb Wife
Bibb is married to Marguerite Bibb who was his college sweetheart. They tied the knot on December 23, 1966. Together the couple has been blessed with two daughters namely Jennifer and Alison and four rand children. He resides in Shaker Heights together with his wife.
Leon Bibb Net Worth
Bibb has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a Senior Reporter and Commentator.
Leon Bibb Salary
Bibb earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Leon Bibb Education
After completing his high school education, Bibb attended Bowling Green State University where he joined the School of Journalism and also learned Radio-TV-Film in graduate school.
Leon Bibb Career
Bibb serves WKYC as a senior reporter and commentator where he provides his perspective on the passing scene. He joined the station in 2018. Previously, he served WEWS as a news anchor and a reporter for all the major newscasts for more than 2 decades. On August 1, 2017, he retired from the anchor desk.
Additionally, he is a poetry author and a short story writer, and an actor. His career in journalism began in 1979 when he worked at NBC television for 16 years. For over forty years, he has worked as a journalist on television stations in Cleveland. Before he came to Cleveland to serve as a journalist, he worked in Columbus and Toledo where he served as an anchor and reporter.
In Cleveland, he worked for the Plain Dealer newspaper as its reporter. He has covered a number of national stories such as the Persian Gulf War when he was embedded with the Ohio-based United States Coast Guard unit. He got the opportunity to interview President Barack Obama face-to-face at the White House in 2011.
Furthermore, ten years after Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon he had the opportunity to interview him. He also interviewed President George H.W. Bush in the White House. Additionally, he has authored many books. Among them is the 300 pieces entitled “My Ohio with Leon Bibb,” which tells of the interesting places, people, and things in the state.
Interestingly, since he was in elementary school he has had a passion for journalism. Furthermore, organizations such as the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters, and the Cleveland Press Club he is in their halls of fame. Ohio Governor George Voinovich appointed him to serve on the board of trustees of Bowling Green State University where he worked from 1996 to 2005.
In 2005, he served as the chairman of the University’s board of trustees. Furthermore, he has worked in the Greater Cleveland Salvation Army on its advisory board for more than two decades and his voice has been used in the organization. In addition, he has been a motivational speaker for students from elementary grades through college throughout Northeast Ohio schools.
For his entire time working in Cleveland television, Bibb has visited schools throughout Northeast Ohio where he has been a motivational speaker for students from elementary grades through college. Also, he has been a popular guest in the pulpit of many churches, which have asked him to deliver a Sunday address.
Moreover, he serves as one of the vice presidents of the Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists. In addition to his career as a journalist, he is a United States Army veteran. When he attained the military’s Bronze Star Medal for his service in the Army, served a full tour of duty in the war in Vietnam.
Furthermore, he has been a popular speaker at the United States military and Memorial Day events. While he is not at work in the journalism sector, he is in the theater. Aside from his journalism career, he has starred in a number of location productions. For example, Love Letters, Same Time Next Year, God’s Trombone, A Soldier’s Play, Modern Warrior, and War of the Worlds.
Further, he starred in the 2013 film, “Made in Cleveland.” Also, he has a one-man live production, “Burning Leaves” where he served as its one-man live production. “Burning Leaves,” has his own original poetry and storytelling ability. Furthermore, the National Association of Black Storytellers awarded him the Zora Neal Hurston Award.
Leon Bibb WKYC
Bibb is working at WKYC where he works alongside other famous WKYC anchors and reporters including;
- Adam Boulton
- Will Ujek
- Brandon Simmons
- Monica Robins
- Pat Chiesa
- Nick Camino
- Andrew Horansky
- Lynna Lai
- Matt Stanridge
- Jason Frazer
- Matt Wintz
- Hollie Strano
- Betsy Kling
- Danielle Wiggins
- Romney Smith
- Jay Crawford
- Jim Donovan
- Dave Chudowsky
- Maureen Kyle
- Laura Caso
- Sara Shookman
- Russ Mitchell
Leon Bibb Social Media Platforms
Bibb is active on his social media account and is often seen posting on his Facebook. He has over 3.2k followers on Facebook.