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Gerri Helfman

490TV veteran Gerri Helfman joined WTVJ/NBC 6 in 1981 and become a key reporter and anchor on the NBC 6 news team. Her career began soon after college, when former WTVJ news director Ralph Renick noticed her promising work on a resume tape and hired her as capital bureau chief in Tallahassee. Gerri eturned to Miami as a general assignment reporter for ABC/WPLG Channel 10, where she worked for a few years, until she was lured back to WTVJ, where she would anchor the news, for 20 years.

Gerri is an award winning journalist, who has been recognized by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Florida Bar, United Press International, Dade and Broward Jewish Federations, and many other organizations for her professional and philanthropic contributions. She is a native South Floridian, married to attorney Stephen Helfman, and they have two grown children, Doug and Jenna.

Gerri now brings her expertise and love of our community to Spotlight TV News.