Gayle Sierens

imagesNews anchor Gayle Sierens retires today from WFLA-TV in Tampa after 38 years. Sierens joined the NBC affiliate in 1977 as weekend sports anchor and reporter after graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee. Sierens worked for WFSU while at FSU.  In 1985, she was promoted to news anchor at WFLA. Sierens anchored the news for 22 years with retired news anchor Bob Hite. They became a popular news anchor team in Tampa, delighting viewers with their teasing and joking around on the news set while delivering the serious news of the day. Sierens is an Emmy award-winning news reporter and sports reporter. She also is known for her volunteer service in the Tampa Bay community. Sierens is the first and only female sportscaster to do play by play for the NFL. She lives in Tampa with her husband, Mike. The couple have 3 children. The beloved Sierens will be greatly missed by her co-workers and friends at WFLA-TV, the Tampa Bay community and many viewers. We wish Gayle Sierens all the best and a happy retirement!

—Carol Lim

Source:, WFLA-TV

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