Stacey Baca - ABC 7 Chicago
Stacey Baca is a triple threat on the ABC 7 News Team. She is a journalist who anchors, reports, and stays connected through Twitter and Facebook. She joined ABC 7 Chicago in June 2002.

On the anchor desk, Baca delivers the Number One rated weekend morning newscasts: ABC 7 News Saturday and Sunday Mornings.

She is a versatile reporter who covers a wide range of stories: breaking news, crime, education, politics and feature stories, among others. She contributes to the afternoon newscasts and often reports on ABC 7 News at 10.

Baca is passionate about covering military news throughout the Chicago area. This is a personal mission because she is married to a retired naval aviator and has been involved in military life for more than 20 years.

Because of her husband's military career, Baca has worked coast to coast.

Prior to joining ABC 7 News, 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, The Denver Post hired Baca as a staff writer (1992-1996). 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 and high school, and college students.

She is an outdoor adventurer who loves hiking, biking, rollerblading (and has the scars to prove it), and traveling. She is also fond of old vehicles and owns a smokin' 1956 Ford F-100 pickup.

Find Stacey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: StaceyBacaABC7

Stacey's Stories
Chicago-area restaurant weeks help support local businesses struggling during pandemic
Restaurants are one of the hardest-hit industries during the pandemic, so if you want to support a local business, there are plenty of restaurant weeks happening all weekend.
Batavia seniors woodworking group build desks for needy children
A group of senior woodworkers in Batavia is busy whittling wood and making desks for needy children, and so far they have helped more than 30 students who have been learning remotely.
DuPage County courtrooms updated with COVID safety measures as in-person trials resume
In-person jury trials resume on March 1 at the DuPage County courthouse, and the pandemic has prompted multi-million dollar changes to the keep everyone safe, according to the circuit's chief judge and county officials.
Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,585 new coronavirus cases, 35 deaths, 7-day positivity rate sits at 3.1%
The preliminary 7-day statewide test positivity rate sits at 3.1%. On Sunday the state reported 1,585 virus cases and 35 deaths.
Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,922 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths, 7-day positivity rate sits at 3.2%
The preliminary 7-day statewide test positivity rate sits at 3.2%. On Saturday the state reported 1,922 virus cases and 42 deaths.
Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,219 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths; Cook County Health gives 100,000th shot
The preliminary 7-day statewide test positivity rate sits at 3.3%. On Friday the state reported 2,219 virus cases and 63 deaths.
Illinois COVID Update: Moderna vaccine shipments to IL delayed by weather; state reports 1,966 new cases, 72 deaths
The preliminary 7-day statewide test positivity rate sits at 3.3%. On Thursday the state reported 1,966 virus cases and 72 deaths.
Medical imaging shows how COVID attacks the body, Northwestern University study finds
Medical images can reveal COVID-19's long-term damage on patients' muscles, nerves, joints, bones and other soft tissues, and can lead to better-guided treatment for patients, according to a new study.
Illinois COVID Update: 2,598 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths reported; Walgreens vaccine appointments begin
Illinois vaccines and vaccination appointments remain scarce even after Walgreens joined the effort Friday as the state reported 2,598 new cases and 32 deaths the day prior.
Chicago shooting spree survivor describes terrifying encounter with killer: 'Thank God I'm still alive'
"I kept my eyes closed tight. I didn't want him to see that I wasn't dead... I was like, thank God I'm still alive."