Sports Director Alan Sillence joined KIMA in 1994 and has spent 35 years in broadcasting. He anchors 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 has 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 can be seen emceeing a number of events around the area throughout the year.