WATCH: Gov. John Kasich surprises the retiring Leon Bibb during final interview

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 16:34:39-04

In a tribute to retiring News 5 Anchor Leon Bibb, Ohio Governor John Kasich turned the tables when Bibb thought the two were sitting down for a final interview.

Bibb started off asking the governor about the just-signed budget when Kasich turned the table on Bibb and became the interviewer.

"You've been doing this for a very long time Leon so now I think it's time for me to interview you," Kasich told Bibb. "Now, as a guest, you need to mind the person doing the interview."

The governor then took Bibb on a trip down memory lane from his time as an intern covering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cleveland, to becoming the first primetime African American anchor in Ohio to a little-known story involving Ohio Astronaut Neal Armstrong.