Legendary Pittsburgh news anchor Sally Wiggin is retiring from WTAE

“I have worked with the best and have served the best community any journalist could ask for,” Wiggin said in a statement.  

Sally Wiggin.

Sally Wiggin.

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After 40 years on the air with WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, anchor Sally Wiggin has announced she’ll retire next year, bookending an illustrious career that spanned a particularly fascinating chapter of the city’s history.

“My decision to retire next year is something I’ve been planning for quite some time now,” Wiggin said in a prepared statement. “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.”

She announced her decision this evening during a prime time lead in for the Steelers on Monday Night Football. Wiggin’s retirement will take effect in November 2018.

“Sally is and will always be a Pittsburgh Icon,” WTAE President and General Manager Charles W. Wolfertz III said in a statement. “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. We, and our viewers, have enjoyed and benefited greatly from the remarkable career of Sally Wiggin.”