WYFF-TV meteorologist Dale Gilbert has announced his plans to retire after nearly 25 years at the news station.
“Many years ago, I transitioned from radio into television and had the opportunity to be one of the youngest people on the air on News 4,” Gilbert said in a message to viewers on Jan. 11. “Now this next transition will allow me more time to spend with my family. Thank you to all the viewers over the years for allowing me to be a part of your home every morning.”
In February 2019, Gilbert scaled back his hours and moved to weekend morning newscasts. He said he now plans to “just occasionally fill in when they need somebody extra.”
— WYFF News 4 (@wyffnews4) January 11, 2021
Gilbert began his career at WYFF (then WFBC-TV) doing fill-in weather in the early 1970s. He joined the station full-time as a morning and noon meteorologist in 1996.
In 2014, Gilbert was honored with the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Masters Award, an honor recognizing his lifetime achievements in broadcasting in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson market. His popular “Dale’s School Salute” segment has highlighted countless teachers and their students around the area, according to WYFF.
He’s also the stadium announcer for the Clemson Tigers.
“Dale has spent his career of more than 50 years here in South Carolina,” said John Humphries, WYFF’s president and general manager. “He’s a legend in local broadcasting and a familiar voice viewers trust. We are grateful for Dale’s many years of service as a valued member of the WYFF News 4 team, and we wish him well in retirement.”