Hosea Sanders - ABC 7 Chicago
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.


Hosea's Stories
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Amid Illinois coronavirus pandemic, WE Day goes virtual
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Palatine teen makes barbecue meals for hospitals staff as part of his Eagle Scout project
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Class of 2020: Local high school senior reflects on struggles of graduating amid coronavirus pandemic
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Chicago civil rights leader Timuel Black shares lessons from Spanish flu for COVID-19 pandemic
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Musicians keep sharing music during coronavirus pandemic
"You can't have a recital. I couldn't teach piano lessons, because you can't be six feet away."