News Anchor Doreen Gentzler
WCAU-TV, Philadelphia
Thursday, September 29, 1988

Doreen Gentzler anchors News4 at 6 pm and News4 at 11 pm with Jim Vance. She also serves as the station's medical reporter, filing cutting-edge health reports.

Born in Washington, D.C., and educated in Arlington, Va., Gentzler is proud of her deep roots in the Washington area. She spent several years honing her reporting and anchoring skills in Chattanooga, Charlotte, Cleveland, and finally Philadelphia at WCAU-TV, Channel 10 before joining News4 in 1989. Gentzler also filled in for vacationing news anchors on "The Today Show" and "NBC at Sunrise."

Gentzler anchors two daily newscasts, sometimes from remote locations, including the presidential inauguration parade route and RFK for the inaugural game of the Washington Nationals.

News Anchor Doreen Gentzler
WRC-TV, Washington, DC

In her award-winning News 4 Your Health segments, Gentzler has brought viewers into hospital operating rooms, profiled medical breakthroughs, and has shown the latest technology helping to save lives. Her reporting has taken her to Bosnia, Ecuador and the Persian Gulf, where she reported live from the USNS Comfort, a navy hospital ship tending to U.S. troops.

Gentzler is also the spokesperson for the station's health-related community outreach activities such as the annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo.

The Sports Director for WRC-TV was Broadcast Pioneers member George Michael, known nationally for his "Sports Machine" show and in Philadelphia as a Famous 56 Boss Jock.

Gentzler has won three local Emmy awards for reporting and anchoring, as well as three other Emmy awards for news writing and reporting while in Cleveland. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She and her family live in Chevy Chase, Md.

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Bio and 2009 photo courtesy of WRC-TV
1988 photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Terry Ruggles
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