Sally Wiggin Biography
Sally Wiggin is a prominent television news anchor and personality in Pittsburgh. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, her family moved to Alabama when she was 6 years old. She attended Emory University a year before moving to Alabama University where she studied East Asian history and graduated from Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from Michigan University with a Master’s degree in Asian Studies and studied Japanese at Pittsburgh University.
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She is a prominent television news anchor and personality in Pittsburgh. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, her family moved to Alabama when she was 6 years old. She has not displayed any information on her exact date of birth, to be updated soon.
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She first worked for (then ABC affiliate) WBRC-TV (now a Fox affiliate) in Birmingham, Alabama, where she won the 1980 Alabama Associated Press Award for her feature show “Is Your Marriage on the Rocks?” She also worked as a WSGN radio station in Birmingham, Alabama, where she was presented with the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, the National Headliners Award, and the National Sigma Delta Chi Award for her part in an investigative report on insurance fraud in 1977.
She joined WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh in 1980 and became co-anchor of the weekend news in 1981. She was appointed anchor for the weekend news in November 1986. In that role, she was part of a good team with Don Cannon. She received the United Press International Best Special Award in 1987 for her job on The Budd Dwyer Special on the on-air suicide of Pennsylvania State Treasurer Budd Dwyer.
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Her only marriage ended in divorce to a minor league baseball player. In 1993, Wiggin became a host for the pre-game shows of the Pittsburgh Steelers and continued until December 2017. She also performs regularly on the morning comedy series at WDVE. In 2004, Wiggin’s position with WTAE changed when she left the news at 11 p.m. and entered the news at midnight.
Sally Wiggin Net Worth | Sally Wiggin Salary
Sally Wiggin’s net worth and salary haven’t been disclosed but will seriously leave people to astound when revealed. As a veteran television anchor and award-winning reporter, she has earned gigantic fortunes through around four-decades-long service in journalism. Earned enough reputation and bucks to stay immortal in the history of journalism, Sally is planning to retire in 2018 while she is currently serving as a less prominent host for WTAE.
Sally Wiggin Education
She attended Emory University for a year before transferring to the University of Alabama, where she studied East Asian history and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a master’s degree in Chinese history from the University of Michigan and studied Japanese at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Sally was once married to a minor league baseball player. However, her only marriage didn’t last for long and eventually ended in divorce. As she is a low-strung person, she hasn’t revealed anything related to her ended marriage including the name of her ex-husband.
Since then, she has never been linked romantically with anyone though she has been spotted with several guys time and again. Her dream of having children remained incomplete after her divorce. But like they say ‘true love never sees age’, she might meet her soulmate soon in the future.
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Sally announces She can’t wait to cross that threshold in September. She is currently coping with her own heart disease. It doesn’t threaten her job as 6 and 11 p.m. co-anchor but has required medication and changes in diet, sleep, exercise, once jam-packed schedule, outlook and sense of privacy.
She added that She is also fighting coronary artery disease, with one of the three major arteries 50 percent to 60 percent blocked; “left bundle branch block,” a problem with the electrical system of her heart; and evidence of small-vessel disease, which means the little branches at the bottom of the blocked artery aren’t working as they should. Tests also have shown a slight weakening of the heart muscle.
She has not undergone any surgery, and her problems are being managed with drugs. She never had chest pain and initially attributed some of her symptoms fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitations — to perimenopause and her peripatetic schedule. Besides, she never smoked never carried excess weight on her 5-foot-8-inch frame and didn’t suffer from high blood pressure. She had been aware of her genetic predisposition but wasn’t always vigilant
Sally Wiggin Retires From WTAE-TV | Did Sally Wiggin Retire
In 2008, she left the news at 6 p.m. but for the station, she did unique reports and in-depth interviews. WTAE announced on June 21, 2013, that Wiggin would host “Chronicle,” and would step down as the Noon broadcast anchor. In 2015, she was part of a team that was awarded a Peabody Award. On November 30, 2018. she retired from WTAE.
She was named anchor for the weeknight news in November and she parted for a successful team with Don Cannon. she won the United Press International Best Special Award for her work on The Budd Dwyer Special about Pennsylvania State Treasurer Budd Dwyer’s on-air suicide. Wiggin has stepped out of her anchor role to serve as a co-host for Pittsburgh Steelers pre-game shows, as well as her regular appearances on WDVE morning comedy show. Her with WTAE has shifted in recent years
Sally Wiggin announces retirement from WTAE Channel 4 in November 2018
Chronicle Host Sally Wiggin has announced plans to retire in November 2018, after nearly four decades of broadcasting on WTAE Channel 4. Wiggin made public her decision Monday evening during WTAE Black & Gold Primetime special, prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers game.
“My decision to retire next year is something I’ve been planning for quite some time now,” Wiggin said. “Serving southwestern Pennsylvanians as a news anchor, Black & Gold Primetime co-host, and in my current role as Chronicle host has always been both a joy and an honor. I have worked with the best and have served the best community any journalist could ask for.”
“Sally is and will always be a Pittsburgh Icon. Pittsburghers remember her as a trusted news anchor, a born storyteller, but her real legacy is the countless lives she’s impacted with her unmatched commitment to community service,” said WTAE President & General Manager Charles W. Wolfertz III. “We and our viewers have enjoyed and benefitted greatly from the remarkable career of Sally Wiggin.” “This has been a passion for me, in the perfect place. I welcome my upcoming projects in 2018, and then as Steelers legendary coach, Chuck Noll said: I will get busy with my life’s work,” Wiggin added.
Wiggin joined WTAE in 1980, and in January 1981 became co-anchor of the weekend news, a position she held until November 1986, when she was named anchor on the weeknight newscasts. She anchored the 11 p.m. news for 16 years and the 6 p.m. news for 22 years. During her legendary career, Wiggin has earned numerous awards including a George Foster Peabody Award, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a National Headliner Award, and the Board of Governors Award for the Mid-Atlantic Emmys, and she was inducted into the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Throughout her career, Wiggin has been a powerful advocate for non-profit organizations including Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, The Caring Foundation, the Humane Animal Rescue, The American Heart Association, The Women’s Center & Shelter, The Mentoring Partnership, Gateway Rehabilitation, among others.
Wiggin was a weekend anchor at WBRC-TV in Birmingham before arriving in Pittsburgh and also worked at WSGN Radio in Birmingham in 1977. The native of Michigan graduated from the University of Alabama with Phi Beta Kappa and holds a master’s degree in Asian Studies from Michigan University, Ann Arbor.
Wiggin has received numerous awards during her career, including a George Foster Peabody Award, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a National Headliner Award, and a Board of Governors Award for the Mid-Atlantic Emmys, and was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame Pennsylvania Association.
In May, at the 26th Annual History Makers Award Dinner of the Senator John Heinz History Center, Wiggin was recognized for her contributions to the history of western Pennsylvania. Wiggin has also worked with various non-profit organizations including the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, the Caring Foundation, the Humane Animal Rescue Association, the American Heart Association, the Women’s Center & Shelter, the Mentoring Partnership and Gateway Rehabilitation.