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Bruce Gietzen

A seasoned journalist with more than three decades in broadcast TV,  Bruce Gietzen co-anchors the 5, 6 and 10 newscasts each weeknight for KXXV News Channel 25, along with Ann Harder.

In his 31 years as a broadcaster, Bruce has worked in Wichita Falls, Salt Lake City, Houston and now Waco – Temple – Killeen.  The first twenty of those years he was a sportscaster, covering some of the most memorable games and events ever, including the 1979 Final Four featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, the University of Houston's Phi Slama Jama team with Akeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, the Houston Rockets back to back World Championships in 1994 and 1995, and no-hitters by Houston Astros Nolan Ryan and Mike Scott.

For seven of those years, Bruce was part of the broadcast team for the Rockets and Astros, and also a contributing reporter for ESPN, Home Sports Entertainment, Major League Baseball Productions and NBA Entertainment.   

Gietzen won awards in Houston for his reporting covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA Tour and college and high school sports across Texas. "I've been so fortunate to meet so many great personalities -- not just great athletes, but great people who had wonderful stories," he said.  “Texas has an unparalleled history of huge sports stories and stars.”

A native of Fort Worth, Bruce is glad to be back in Texas, after also spending time outside television in the Atlanta and Washington D.C. areas doing sports and event marketing.  He also was a partner in a multi-million dollar nationwide event management company based in the Dallas area.  

Gietzen switched from covering sports to news anchoring in 2003 when he came to KXXV, but the big stories continued.  In 2005, he  covered Baylor's Lady Bears' trip to the Final Four in Indianapolis where they won a national championship. President Bush's Western White House hosted a number of important events, and he also anchored non-stop coverage on the Nidal Hasan Fort Hood shooting that killed 13 people and wounded 32 more in 2009, as well as the Ivan Lopez shootings on post in April of 2014.

Bruce is an active contributor of his time to charitable events in the community.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Waco ISD Education Foundation and Communities in Schools.  

In 2006 he helped create the annual HEB Celebrity Cookoff, which this year generated a record $108,000 for Waco ISD teachers and students. Gietzen also makes numerous speeches and appearances across the area to benefit local charities and civic groups.

An avid golfer, Gietzen also enjoys playing racquetball and spending time with his wife, Dana, and their standard poodle, Maggie. The Gietzens have three grown children, Ben, Katie and Jennifer.

You can email Bruce at bgietzen@kxxv.com
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