Hayley Wielgus


Hayley Wielgus co-anchors the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts with Bob Mueller. She loves that her position allows her to get out in the field often because she considers herself a reporter at heart. Hayley has been part of the News 2 team since 2017 and loves living in Music City!

Hayley previously worked at WWSB ABC 7 in Sarasota, Florida, where she served in multiple roles at the station over more than six years. She went from morning and noon anchor to evenings and also covered health stories and special assignments.  

Hayley frequently hosted live political and community-news-focused round table discussions and appeared as a guest on the station’s “Suncoast View” talk show. 

She covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential election campaigns during their many stops through the swing state of Florida. She also reported live from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

Prior to WWSB, Hayley was a weekend anchor and reporter at KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler, Texas, and worked for Bloomberg Television in Washington, D.C. 

Hayley is a proud native Texan! She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University (Gig ‘em Aggies!) and a Master of Science in Journalism-Broadcast from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (Go ‘Cats!). 

Outside of work, Hayley serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Tennessee. She’s been involved with the organization for many years and was a certified swim coach in Florida and Texas. Hayley has volunteered through numerous organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior League and the Nashville Pi Beta Phi alumnae club.  

A former swimmer and dancer turned runner, Hayley has completed five half-marathons. She loves spending time with her rescue dogs, Mattie and Jade, and her husband, Max Winitz. 

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