Gayle Sierens Biography
Gayle Sierens is an American journalist who is a former broadcast journalist and television news anchor on WFLA-TV.
Gayle joined the Tampa NBC affiliate in 1977 as a weekend sports anchor and reporter after working with WFSU in Tallahassee while she was attending Florida State University.
She became the first female sportscaster in the Bay Area. She quickly made a reputation for herself as someone who always got the big story and interviewed the top professional sports players despite being a woman.
In 1989, Gayle was recognized by Tampa Bay Metro Magazine as the Bay Area’s best sports reporter.
January 10, 2007, was designated as “Gayle Sierens Day” by Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio to commemorate her 30th year with the station, a rarity in television news.
Gayle Sierens Age
Gayle was born in 1954. She is 65 years old as of 2019.
Gayle Sierens Husband
Gayle is married to Mike Martin. Mike is a former linebacker for the Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots. He owns the Mike’s Pies & Coffee Shoppe in Tampa. Gayle and Mike have three children together.
Gayle Sierens WFLA
Gayle was promoted by WFLA to co-anchor of the 6 & 11 p.m. newscasts with Bob Hite in October 1985 in an effort to curb declining ratings. The move was at first criticized.
It later paid off as Sierens was regarded as being likable and just as intuitive doing news as doing sports.
She retired from WFLA-TV NewsChannel 8 in May 2015, after 38 years in the broadcast journalism industry.
In 1987, Gayle had a short stint with NBC Sports. She became the first woman to do play-by-play for an NFL regular season football game when she called the December 27 game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Gayle was originally to be a regular play-by-play announcer for the season, but a contract dispute with WFLA prevented her from continuing in that role beyond her lone game.
Where is Gayle Sierens Now?
Gayle is currently on the board of directors for Village Partners International, an advisory board for the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Greater Tampa.
She serves as chairperson for the Big Brother’s/Big Sister’s annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser and is a member of the board of directors of the Judeo-Christian Health Clinic.
Gayle Sierens Net Worth
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