Ginger Gadsden joined the Local 6 News team June 15, 2014 as an anchor/reporter. She currently co-anchors the 5:30 newscast with Matt Austin and solo anchors Local 6 News at 7, Central Florida’s only 7pm newscast.
Ginger's career in television began shortly after her college theater professor told her she had a unique presence that captured the attention of other students in the classroom. He advised her to pursue a career in journalism and helped her secure an internship at a WIS the local NBC television station in Columbia, SC. The moment she walked into the newsroom she fell in love with the energy of live, local news.
After her internship, Ginger’s skills landed her a job at FOX 59 in Indianapolis as the weekend weather anchor and entertainment reporter. She was soon promoted to co-anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast. She has also worked in Dallas and Washington, DC but Florida is the state where she has spent most of her career.
Ginger has covered a variety of big stories including some in Florida sports. In 2007 she traveled to Arizona to cover the Florida Gators when they won the BCS Championship, and when the Tampa Bay Rays were in the World Series, Ginger was live at Tropicana Field for each home game. She also anchored live coverage of Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium.
Ginger was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina as the 7th of 15 children! If you ask her to name her hero, she’ll proudly tell you it’s her father. Married for 57 years, her parents are her role models and she credits them for instilling in her a strong work ethic.
She is a self proclaimed foodie who loves trying new cuisines and has a passion for travel. She has visited Greece, Spain, Africa and Italy, with Thailand, Australia and Antarctica being on her list – someday!
Favorite Restaurant: Too many to name.
Favorite Food: I love trying all new cuisines.
Favorite Movie: Wizard of Oz