Hosea Sanders
Hosea Sanders plays a major role at ABC 7, both in the news and programming areas. For ABC 7 Eyewitness News, he anchors the first primetime newscast in Chicago each weeknight, ABC 7's 7 pm newscast broadcast on WCIU, provides regular reports for evening newscasts on issues important to Chicago neighborhoods, and covers key disability related stories. Sanders's reporting on the disability beat was recently lauded in a story published in the Columbia Journalism Review. On the programming side, Sanders hosts ABC 7's Emmy Award winning series, Heart & Soul, which showcases Chicago's vibrant African American community. He also co-hosts ABC 7's popular New Year's Eve special, Countdown Chicago, and ABC 7's Bud Billiken Parade special, covering one of the biggest parades of its kind in the country. He is one of the on-air faces representing important station initiatives including the ABC 7/The American Red Cross Chicago Blood Drive and the food drive done in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Prior to ABC7, Sanders worked at TV stations in Los Angeles, Dallas and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sanders has won 12 Emmy Awards, gaining honors for live coverage, spot news, entertainment reporting, news writing, programming and overall news achievement.

He has received more than 100 awards throughout his career from various churches, civic and community organizations for his community service.

A nationally sought-after motivational speaker, Sanders has worked with several groups mentoring young people in Chicago. He enjoys volunteering and speaking with local senior citizens.

He is active in the Alpha Phi Alpha Big Brothers program, the Chicago Public Schools Mentoring Program, and the NAACP Mentoring Program.

He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Chicago Association of Black Journalists, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


Archive
In celebration of Black History Month, ABC 7 hosted Black Table on Monday, an event connecting African American community leaders and youth over lunch.
A story of hope is emerging from the shooting death of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes as her cousin, who is also a kidney disease advocate, received a desperately-needed kidney from the child.
With the 3rd Annual Black Fashion Week coming up, ABC 7's Hosea Sanders spoke with a designer at work before his models hit the runway. This fashion week showcases African American designers during Black History Month.
Twins from Aurora plan to celebrate their 16th birthday in a special way - by making a very sentimental donation to the NICU they were born in.
Celebrate Black History Month by trying a new restaurant when Chicago Black Restaurant Week gets underway this Sunday with nearly 30 restaurants to choose from.