Sierra Gillespie Biography
Sierra Gillespie is an American journalist who is the Weekend evening news anchor and reporter for NBC 15 News. She is a Waunakee native.
She developed her interest in journalism began when she was still in high school. She was an editor as well as a columnist for Waunakee High School’s paper, The Purple Sage. She attended the David Letterman School of journalism at Ball State University.
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Sierra Gillespie Career | Sierra Gillespie NBC 15 News
While at the university, she used to work for an award-winning, student-run newscast, NewsLink Indiana. She was also the anchor for the college radio station, WCRD. She spent time during her summer in Madison as an intern at WOLX, Triple M, and The Mix Radio stations.
After she graduated, she started working at WBAY-TV located in Green Bay. She then started working as a weekend producer back in 2015. She worked her way up the ranks and soon, she was the one in front of the camera. She is now an award-winning anchor ass well as a fill-in anchor at the station.
She spent time at Action 2 News where her work was recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for Best Continuing Coverage for Appleton Bar Shooting.
She has also received an award from Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association and she received regional Sevareid Awards for Spot News and Social Media Coverage for the Tornado Outbreak and April Snow Storm. She joined the NBC15 team in April 2019 as the weekend evening news anchor and reporter.
Her favorite news to cover are Breaking News and she feels most comfortable as a live reporter without a script in hand. She loves playing with her beloved Australian Shepherd Poodle mix, Dash, and eating cheese curds (and Ranch!) with her fiancé, Matt, when she is not working.
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MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham resigning
After six years leading the Madison Metropolitan School District, NBC15 has learned Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham is leaving.
NBC15 has heard from several sources with connections to the district. An official announcement is expected Thursday morning.
Cheatham met with school principals on Tuesday, and the matter was discussed Monday night at a closed school board meeting. NBC15 has confirmed the closed session last night through the calendar on the MMSD website.
NBC15 is working to confirm the information that Cheatham has another opportunity and what that new opportunity is.
Cheatham took over as superintendent of Madison Metropolitan School District in April 2013. Before that, Cheatham was the chief of instruction for Chicago Public Schools and Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for San Diego City Schools.
Cheatham followed Dan Nerad, who served as superintendent for four years.
Cheatham’s entrance to the position was met with optimism, with plans to close the achievement gap in students and prioritize quality instructors.
She told NBC15 News on her first day at the job, “It’s going to take focused work, determination, tenacity to do what we know works well and do it for a sustained period of time.”
Recently, controversy at Whitehouse Middle School has brought Cheatham back into the spotlight. When NBC15 News last spoke with her, she called the incident “unacceptable,” saying in a statement, “We are continuing that commitment to our anti-racist work and will take issues head-on.”