In 1989, Gretchen made history when she became the fifth consecutive Miss Texas to win the title of Miss USA. She went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant where she finished second.
After her reign, Gretchen went to work as a sports commentator for ESPN. During the 13 years she worked there, she covered a wide variety of events such as The International Special Olympics, several years with The National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, and the sports trivia show, "The Dream League."
She also covered such events as Off-Shore Powerboat Racing, Beach Volleyball, The Bud Lite Water Sports Tour, America's Horse, Olympic Hopefuls, Celebrities in Sports and a wide variety of Equestrian Sports.
She was also a field reporter on the daily show right here at ABC4, "Utah Living."
She has been a national spokesperson for Minolta Cameras, JC Penney's, Proctor and Gamble, Wrangler Jeans, Subaru and Pepsi.
Gretchen enjoys her involvement with several national charity groups and participates in various youth, civic and corporate organizations.
She's a single mom and has five children.
She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.