Iconic Pittsburgh Anchor Announces Retirement

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Veteran anchor and Pittsburgh icon Sally Wiggin will retire in November 2018.

She made the announcement while hosting a Monday night football 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 on air. “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 story teller, but her real legacy is the countless lives she’s impacted with her unmatched commitment to community service,” said WTAE president and general manager Charles W. Wolfertz III.

Wiggin joined the American Broadcasting owned ABC affiliate in 1980. A year later she became the weekend anchor and was eventually named the weekday main anchor.

She has won a number of awards and has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.