Gentzler first worked at Cleveland, Ohio's NBC affiliate WKYC-TV.[when?] There, she anchored the 6pm and 11pm newscasts. From 1979 to 1983, she co-anchored the 6pm and 11pm newscasts at WSOC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina. Next she worked at Philadelphia's WCAU-TV,[when?] which was then a CBS affiliate, on the crime beat.
When Gentzler joined News4 in 1989, she was fresh off the crime beat in Philadelphia, eager to sit next to an anchor she’d watched for years. Gentzler began working at NBC4 in 1989, after the departure of Dave Marash. She co-anchors the weekday 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. editions of News4 on WRC-TV (NBC4) in Washington, D.C., with co-anchor Jim Vance. She is also the station's health reporter. Her reports have taken her around the world, including the Persian Gulf, Bosnia and Ecuador. Her health reports can usually be seen on News4 at 5pm, and other station newscasts. She is the on-air spokesperson for the station's successful NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, held each January at the Washington Convention Center. She also made an appearance as herself on the November 15th, 2010 episode of the NBC show The Event.
She is a 1979 graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia.
- WKYC's Director's Cut with Frank Macek: Where Are They Now? - Doreen Gentzler
- Grady News • www.grady.uga.edu • Spring 2004
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