Hosea Sanders - ABC 7 Chicago
Hosea Sanders plays a major role at ABC 7, both in the news and programming areas. Sanders is a main contributor for the Chicago Proud series of stories which give voice to everyday Chicago area heroes. He also covers key disability related stories on the weekend news called "Celebrating Ability." Sanders's reporting on the disability beat was 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 helps host one of the highest rated local shows in Chicago, the popular New Year's Eve special, Countdown Chicago, as well as ABC 7's Bud Billiken Parade broadcast, celebrating a summer tradition in the African American community which is one of the biggest parades of its kind in the country. Sanders is also one of the on-air faces representing important station initiatives including the ABC 7/The American Red Cross Great 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 14 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
'Christmas Again,' premieres on Disney Channel, Disney+ Friday with 'Groundhog Day' spin
The new movie "Christmas Again" was shot in Chicago and it airs on the Disney Channel and Disney Plus starting Friday.
'Christmas Again' star Beth Lacke hosting sock fundraiser at Alarmist Brewing in Sauganash
You can meet 'Christmas Again' star Beth Lacke this Sunday at her fundraiser for the Woolgathering Project.
"Christmas Again" on Disney Channel, Disney+ features 7-year-old from Elmhurst
James McCracken is a newly discovered actor, only 7 years old, from Elmhurst and the youngest star of Disney's "Christmas Again."
'Encanto' stars discuss power of cultural representation in new Disney movie
"I think it's such a powerful statement to see the whole spectrum of Latinidad on film in an animated movie," said John Leguizamo.
'Christmas With Felicity,' movie shot in Chicago, Long Grove, streaming now on AMC+
"The beauty of the town is that it's supposed to be this magical farm, sort of rural but also it feels like a Christmas town. And Long Grove had that, it was amazing."
Lin-Manuel Miranda talks 'Encanto,' new Disney movie celebrating Latin culture
Hosea Sanders talked to Lin-Manuel Miranda, who came up with the Latin American-themed music and magic!
Iman Shumpert brings home 'Dancing with the Stars' trophy with secret weapon: Chicago footwork
Iman & Danni had a secret weapon in their freestyle: Chicago footwork taught by King Kemo.
'Dancing with the Stars' finale: Iman Shumpert needs your votes to bring Mirrorball Trophy home
"Thank you all for texting IMAN to 21523. It's been going great, you all been doing a great job, you all been killing it!"
'Dancing with the Stars' finale: Will Oak Park native Iman Shumpert bring home Mirrorball Trophy?
NBA champion and Oak Park native Iman Shumpert could be bringing the Mirrorball Trophy back to his hometown.