WJTV News Channel 12 - Todd Gibson

Todd Gibson

Gibby on Facebook   Gibby on Twitter   Email Gibby

Todd Gibson, known as "Gibby" around the station, bursts with an enthusiasm for sports. He has covered the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup finals and dozens of ACC games.

But he harbors a love for high school sports that dates to his days as a quarterback and pitcher for Leipsic High School in northwest Ohio.

"It's a more pure sport," Gibson said. "These kids are in it for the love of the game.

"And it's the teamwork. These kids grew up with each other."

Gibson, who is married and has two sons, is thrilled to be sharing stories of the region's high school teams in the new Friday Night Blitz. Some of his fondest memories came while playing quarterback on a 10-0 team.

"These are your guys. These are your friends," Gibson said. "And to go to battle with them on a Friday night, there's nothing better than that. On Friday nights, you are one team and you are out there to beat another community. There's nothing like it."

Getting to know "Gibby"

Hometown: Leipsic, Ohio, a town of 2,000 people in the northwest part of the state

High school: Played quarterback on a 10-0 team his senior year, 1982, that didn't make the playoffs because of a points system (Is he still mad about it? Uh, yeah).  Also pitched for the baseball team and was conference Player of the Year.

College: Bowling Green, graduated in 1987

Professional career: Started at WNCT in Greenville, N.C., in 1987, and eventually became the sports weekend anchor. Moved to WRAL in 1995 for eight years and covered high schools regularly. Joined WNCN in 2003 and shot both the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup finals for the station. Launched Friday Night Blitz in 2011.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • Indictment: Prosecutor was target of Wake Forest kidnapping

    Indictment: Prosecutor was target of Wake Forest kidnapping

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:57:33 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Justice said Kevin Melton has been charged with conspiring to kidnap in relation to the abduction of Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest homeThe U.S. Department of Justice said Kevin Melton has been charged with conspiring to kidnap in relation to the abduction of Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest home
    Nine people have been indicted in connection with the kidnapping of a Wake Forest man whose daughter prosecuted a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.
    Nine people have been indicted in connection with the kidnapping of a Wake Forest man whose daughter prosecuted a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.
  • High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:27:58 GMT
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. "In a way it's kind of
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.