Stacey Baca - ABC 7 Chicago
Stacey Baca is a key storyteller on the ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News Team, sharing and reporting the major news stories of the day, whether that's on the anchor desk or live at the scene. Along with telling stories, she co-anchors Chicago's top-rated weekend morning newscasts: ABC 7 News Saturday and Sunday Mornings.

Baca has been a steady presence on the weekend morning news at Chicago's No. 1 news station. She has been at the helm as the news expanded from a 90-minute Sunday broadcast to a four-hour newscast on both Saturdays and Sundays. You can catch her on-air every weekend from 5-7 a.m. and 8-10 a.m.

When it comes to reporting, Baca is a seasoned journalist who covers a wide range of stories: breaking news, crime, education, politics, health, and feature stories. She smiled with Cubs fans outside Wrigley Field when the team won the 2016 World Series; she teared up with Gold Star families when their military members were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan; and she has covered the Covid-19 pandemic from nearly every angle.

Married to a Navy veteran, Baca is also passionate about covering military news throughout the Chicago area. It's a personal mission. She is married to a retired naval aviator and has been involved in military life for more than 25 years.

Because of her husband's military career, Baca has worked from the West Coast to the East Coast.

Prior to joining ABC 7 News in 2002, she anchored and reported at KNSD in San Diego (1999-2002). In California, she covered everything from the military, politics, crime and courts, to international border issues between the U.S. and Mexico. She also traveled overseas to cover the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Before California, she worked in Norfolk, Virginia - home of the country's largest Navy base- reporting and anchoring the Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts at WTKR-TV (1996-1998).

Baca's journalism career did not begin on television; it started with newspapers. In her hometown of Brighton, Colorado, Baca worked for the Brighton Standard Blade while she was attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduating college, the Denver Post hired Baca as a staff writer. She uncovered information about the local militia movements and detailed how HIV/AIDS was affecting the Latino community.

Throughout her career, Stacey has received numerous awards and recognitions from the Associated Press and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). She is also a member of NATAS and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Baca is passionate about education and often speaks to elementary, middle, high school, and college students.

She is a devoted daughter, fun-loving aunt, avid traveler, and outdoor adventurer who loves hiking and biking. Baca and her husband call Chicago home.

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Stacey's Stories
Gov. Pritzker calls for special session of General Assembly after Supreme Court abortion ruling
Governor JB Pritzker has called for a special session of the General Assembly for reproductive rights after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Schaumburg mother hunts for baby formula amid national shortage
For parents of babies that are formula fed, the hunt to feed their children takes them to store after store with empty shelves.
Chicago twins Lloyd, Floyd Russell graduate high school from Cornerstone Academy
Chicago twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Russell, graduated from high school Wednesday night.
Mass shooting: 9 shot, 2 fatally, at State and Chicago on Near North Side, CPD says
Nine people were shot, two fatally, in a mass shooting outside a McDonald's on the Near North Side Thursday night, Chicago police said.
Chicago curfew for minors, Millennium Park restrictions issued by Mayor Lightfoot take effect
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's new restrictions for Millennium Park are now in effect.
Romeoville bank gunman ID'd after 'exhaustive search' for his family, coroner says
An armed man who was fatally shot by police inside a bank in Romeoville earlier this week has been identified.
Romeoville bank hostages say gunman said he was 'tired of life,' planned on dying
"He said his mom had passed, and no one told him anything about it. In the obituary they didn't even include him as a son."
Hines VA Hospital Hotline offers help for homeless veterans, and anyone can call
We have all seen homeless veterans, maybe downtown or along an expressway. Now you can help that veteran, whether they're a stranger or someone you know, by calling a special Hines VA Hospital Hotline.
Bicyclist killed in Old Irving Park hit-and-run crash; Charges pending against suspect, police say
Chicago police said charges are pending against a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist on the city's Northwest Side.
Bicyclist killed in Old Irving Park hit-and-run crash; person of interest ID'd, police say
A person of interest in being questioned after a bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run on the Northwest Side Wednesday night, Chicago police said.