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
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