Cleveland City Council to Honor Veteran Broadcaster Leon Bibb

Apr 10, 2022

Cleveland (April 11, 2022) - Members of Cleveland City Council will present a resolution to veteran journalist Leon Bibb tonight (April 11) for his 51 years of service as a television broadcaster. The presentation will be at 7 pm in Council Chambers, Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland. Supporters are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m. and bring identification for entry.

Bibb recently received the honor of a street renamed for him on Parkgate Avenue in Glenville, the street where he grew up.

“After the street dedication, I received numerous phone calls requesting city–wide recognition being named Leon Bibb Way, as well from my colleagues,” said Cleveland City Councilman Ward 9 Kevin Conwell.

Bibb began his career at WKYC 3 Studios in 1979 and worked there for 16 years before moving to WEWS News 5 Cleveland, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, where he worked for 22 years. At both television stations, Bibb served as a news anchor and a reporter for all the major newscasts.

In 2018, he re-joined WKYC (the NBC affiliate) where, although in semi-retirement, he serves as a senior reporter and commentator, offering his viewpoints on the passing scene.

Bibb has covered stories throughout Ohio on a regular basis as well as national stories including the Persian Gulf War when he was embedded with an Ohio-based U.S. Coast Guard unit. In 2011, he interviewed President Barack Obama in a one-on-one conversation at the White House. He has also interviewed President George H.W. Bush in the White House and Neil Armstrong 10 years after the historic walk on the moon.

“He’s not only a Glenville icon, but a city of Cleveland icon as well,” said Councilman Conwell, who sponsored the street renaming. “He’s an icon to all of us.”

For more information contact Immanni Golphin, igolphin@clevelandcitycouncil.org, 216-664-4557.