Baltimore Anchor Thorner Retires After 25 Years

By Andrew Gauthier 

Baltimore Sun

After more than two decades at the Baltimore TV anchor desk, WJZ newswoman Sally Thorner said Tuesday that she is retiring. The 54-year-old anchorwoman said her last day at the station will be Dec. 18.

During her career in Baltimore, the Smith College graduate has come to represent local broadcast news at its best–serious, trustworthy and non-sensational, but also reassuring and friendly.


Thorner, who was on the air for 10 years at WMAR before she joined WJZ in 1993 in one of the most highly publicized anchor moves in Baltimore TV history, could certainly ask the hard questions. She was an excellent reporter.

But it is her calm and solid presence at the anchor desk that will be missed and remembered most by Baltimore viewers when she steps down. More…