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
Hubbard Street Dance alumna Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell returns as company's new artistic director
Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell began her professional dance career with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago almost 30 years ago, and has now returned as their new artistic director.
Chicago Children's Choir prepares for Black History Month concert
The Chicago Children's Choir is preparing for a special Black History Month concert, which will be held virtually.
Hegewisch woman turns plastic bags into sleeping mats for Chicago homeless
During the dangerously cold days the homeless can go overlooked, but one Chicago woman has found a unique way to provide comfort for the oft-forgotten population.
Singer Dante Hall's new book 'Growing Up Black' captures humor, wisdom of his grandparents
Ever heard someone say "fat meat ain't greasy"? Grammy-nominated singer Dante Hall heard his grandparents say it all the time, and he's put their wisdom into his new book.
'Bachelor' co-executive producer gets candid about working on hit ABC series
Jodi Baskerville, a former television reporter, has been with the franchise for eight years. She worked her way up to become one of the few Black women in leadership positions in network reality TV.
Jools TV: Black Chicago family creates animated YouTube videos for kids
Jools TV is produced from the Brim family's Chicago home with 5-year-old Jaxon supplying all the voices.
Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative helping minority youth get into music school
A local group is trying to make it easier for minority students to break into the classical music industry.
National Martin Luther King Day holiday traces roots to Chicago
The roots of our national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday trace back to Chicago, the 1980s, and a state celebration.
Chicago faith, community leaders urge unity, healing as part of MLK's legacy
The pandemic may have kept them apart for an annual tradition, but their faiths brought religious leaders together Friday for the 35th annual interfaith breakfast to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A single blood donation can save a life, recipient says
The ABC 7 Great Chicago Blood Drive is tomorrow! You can still register to give the gift of life.