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Cleveland News Anchor Leon Bibb to Speak at Kent State University Regional Academic Center in TwinsburgPosted Feb. 4, 2013
Join the Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg for its Diversity Enrichment program on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. Leon Bibb, news anchor with Cleveland’s WEWS-TV5, will speak at the event, which is free and open to the public.
Bibb is Ohio’s first African-American primetime news anchor. He hosts WEWS-TV5’s Sunday morning show "Kaleidoscope," which focuses on urban issues in Cleveland.
Bibb has covered several national stories, including an interview at the White House with President George H.W. Bush, the first interview with Neil Armstrong, 10 years after his historic first walk on the moon, as well as coverage of The Persian Gulf War. Among Bibb’s many honors are several local Emmys, the Distinguished Journalist Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, as well as the Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Cleveland Press Club. Bibb has also been inducted into several Halls of Fame, including the Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame, Bowling Green State University School of Journalism Hall of Fame, Associated Press Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
For more information, contact Constance Longmire, Ph.D., at 330-888-6400.