Jennifer Leigh

Jennifer anchors News Channel 8 weeknights at 5, 5:30, 7 & 11pm.

She joined WFLA in 1993 as an assignment editor, then worked her way up the producing ranks writing for a variety of newscasts. In 1995 she helped open News Channel 8’s Polk County bureau and began reporting full time.

In July of 2012 WFLA launched 8 @ 7, and Jennifer began full time, weeknight anchoring for the station.

In December 2014 WFLA announced Jennifer would take over anchoring duties for the 11pm newscast.

In June of 2015 Jennifer began anchoring the 5pm & 5:30pm newscasts replacing longtime anchor Gayle Sierens who retired after 38 years with the station.

Jennifer serves on the Board of Volunteer’s In Service to the Elderly (VISTE) which is a non-profit organization in her hometown of Lakeland.

Jennifer has also served as honorary chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Campaign as well as the LLS Light the Night Walks in both Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.

Jennifer is a fifth generation native Floridian who was born in Miami but grew up in Lakeland. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She is the oldest of seven children. She is married and lives in Lakeland with her husband.

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