Leon Bibb says it's Cuyahoga River water, not blood, that runs through his veins

Posted at 3:34 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 15:34:13-04

Leon Bibb said the other day that he believes that it's Cuyahoga River water, not blood, that runs through his veins. 

Listen to any of his stories on Cleveland and he'll have you believing it too. 

Leon speaks English but he writes Cleveland.

It's not something you learn or pick up. You live it. 

Send well wishes to Leon Bibb and Lee Jordan in their retirement

He knows the plight of the city's sports fans because their pain is his. 

He rejoices in the city's successes because he knows the head winds that have been battled to win them.

"I think I'm part of the reflection of the city," he said. "I know the pain of being called, you know, all kinds of names. We've been called "mistake on the lake" and stuff like that and we fought that for years but I know the pain of our sports teams yet I know the majesty of Cleveland and the beauty of Cleveland."

Step out of line, Cleveland, and he'll put you in your place. He's earned the right. 
He'll also be quick to call out those who haven't. Case in point: TBS with their burning river shot during last year's playoffs.
"I'm taking my coat off and rolling up my sleeves because sometimes you got to be true to your own and true to your own town," Leon said at the time. "This is one of those times."
Leon will anchor his last newscast alongside Lee Jordan on Friday, July 28 at 6 p.m.