Sally Wiggin

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Sally Wiggin
Born Kalamazoo, Michigan
Education University of Alabama
University of Michigan
University of Pittsburgh
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) WTAE-TV

Sarah (Sally) Wiggin is a prominent television news anchor and personality in Pittsburgh.[1]

A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, her family moved to Alabama when she was 7 years old.[2] 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.[2] She earned a master's degree in Chinese history from the University of Michigan and studied Japanese at the University of Pittsburgh.[1]

She first worked for (then ABC affiliate) WBRC-TV (now a Fox affiliate) in Birmingham, Alabama, where she won Alabama Associated Press Award in 1980 for her feature series "Is Your Marriage on the Rocks?"[1] She also worked as WSGN radio in Birmingham, Alabama, where she shared an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, National Headliners Award, and National Sigma Delta Chi Award for her part in an investigative report on insurance fraud in 1977.[1]

In 1980, she joined WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh and became co-anchor of the weekend news in 1981.[1] In November 1986, she was named anchor for the weeknight news.[1] In that position, she was part of a successful team with Don Cannon.[3] In 1987, 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.[1]

Her only marriage, to a minor league baseball player, ended in divorce. 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. Wiggin's role with WTAE has shifted in recent years. She is less prominent as anchor, but does special reports and in-depth interviews for the station. On June 21, 2013, WTAE announced that Wiggin will host "Chronicle," and will step down as the anchor of the Noon broadcast. [4]

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