Sports Director Alan Sillence joined KIMA in 1994 and has spent 25 years in broadcasting. You'll see him anchoring sports weeknights at 6:00 and 11:00 on KIMA Action News.
He started his career at KOMO-TV in Seattle in 1978 as a film editor and news production assistant while studying at the University of Washington.
He then moved to KNDO-TV, before heading south to KGGM-TV in Albuquerque New Mexico. While in New Mexico, Sillence won the Associated Press award for best newscast in New Mexico and also took the Associated Press award for second-best sportscast in New Mexico.
Sillence returned to the Yakima Valley nearly 15 years ago, where he's won numerous awards including the Associated Press first place for best sportscast in Washington . Sillence is also a member of the Yakima Valley Sports Commission and you'll see him emceeing a number of events around the area throughout the year.
By Alan SillencePublished: Jul 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM PDT
The fire that destroyed the Yakima Tennis Club has cost the Valley another major event. A devasting month of may blaze leveled the building that was once the proud YTC clubhouse.....rich with history.....full of trophies, and historical pictures....destroyed....only memories remain.
By Alan SillencePublished: Jun 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM PDTLast Updated: Jun 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM PDT
With the memory of a tragedy that will forever be a part of their lives......they are picking up the pieces. One first down at a time. . The proud Loggers from Darrington High School. Just months ago, their town near the center of devastation, confusion and lives lost.