5 p.m. Anchor/ Reporter
As a Charleston, SC native, Sierra Whaley always enjoyed the outdoors from the beach to walking trails. She grew up with the love of sports, thanks to her parents who are major sports fans.
She began to play tennis at 5 years old and loved it so much that she played at the collegiate level at Newberry College in South Carolina. During her four years as a wolf, Sierra realized her love for communications. She’s always enjoyed writing, whether it’s long stories or poetry, but producing an actual news story became her passion after she did a Sports Broadcasting internship at a local news station in Charleston.
Sierra took her love for the broadcasting world to Chicago and entered a Master’s program at DePaul University for Journalism. She had the opportunity to work with professors working in the Chicago market, interned at NBC Sports Chicago and truly learned the in’s and outs of producing good content.
After graduating in March 2020, Sierra moved to Rhinelander, Wisconsin to begin her career in journalism. She started out as a reporter for WJFW and then advanced to a Morning Anchor position which gave her the opportunity to connect with community members, discuss local events and produce long-form stories to highlight local community members.
She was fortunate enough to continue that career here at WABI with awesome team members as an evening anchor and reporter. Sierra is a Boston Celtics, and Bruins fan, however, the Steelers are her football team. (Don’t worry, the Patriots is still a top team in her household)
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