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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