An award-winning journalist, Sandra has been reporting and anchoring the news in Los Angeles for more than a decade. Sandra currently co-anchors the noon and 2 p.m. newscasts on KCAL 9. She solo anchors the 3 p.m. newscast, and reports and anchors for sister station CBS 2 News.
Sandra has been honored with three Los Angeles area Emmy Awards and three Southern California Golden Mike Awards. A gifted storyteller, Sandra has reported from some of the nation’s biggest news scenes including the 2003 and 2007 wildfires, the deadly La Conchita mudslides, the Michael Jackson trial and the Robert Blake and Scott Peterson murder trials. She also anchored live coverage of the deaths and funerals of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. Sandra also was the first reporter to do a live webcast report in the Los Angeles television market.
Sandra is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Temple University School of Broadcast Journalism in Philadelphia.
As a teenager, she began her career in print journalism, reporting for her hometown newspaper in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Later she reported for the Pulitzer Prize winning Philadelphia Inquirer. She transitioned to television news, anchoring for the CBS station in Huntsville, Alabama and later for affiliate stations in New Orleans and St. Louis. In 1999, she made the jump to Los Angeles, working for the syndicated show “EXTRA,” before joining KCAL 9 and CBS 2.
Sandra enjoys international travel including visits to Australia, Austria, Barbados, The Bahamas, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico and Switzerland.
She and her husband have a bubbly 10 year old daughter, Sophie.
Stewart visited the KCAL9 studios Monday to talk about his upcoming “Dave Stewart and Friends” show taking place this Thursday at the Troubadour.
Actress Patricia Arquette was so disturbed by the bleak post-quake images coming from Haiti, she started a foundation to help the victims.
Quite a few Macy’s gift card recipients have been shocked to discover zero balances on their cards when they tried to cash them in.
Journalists are not just about headlines and deadlines. We are about serving our community.
Belting out Broadway tunes and the classics, 26-year-old old nurse Jared Axen prescribes his own kind of pain relief.
Dodger Clayton Kershaw is arguably the best starting pitcher in baseball. But his relief work off the field is even more impressive – using his celebrity to help others. Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, are working to save orphans halfway around the world.
“…I struggle to understand why a stranger would do this for me. Cancer, I’ve learned, is a bigger cause that connects us all.”
KCAL9′s Sandra Mitchell concludes her three-part series on breast cancer — “1 in 8″, so named because one in eight American women will get breast cancer — with a special interview and profile of Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow.
One in eight women in the United States will get breast cancer and on Aug. 30, KCAL9’s own Sandra Mitchell underwent a lumpectomy.
It is my third day of radiation therapy. I am trying to find my way from the changing area to the treatment room…
I was the girl who proclaimed and promised: “I’ll never get a tattoo.” “No.” I thought as I noticed the butterfly on the cool mom’s back at the pool in Palm Springs, “Not for me.” [...]
When it comes to planning a wedding, newlyweds go all out. But what happens when that wedding ends in divorce? We met a LA-area party planner that specializes in “divorce parties” — parties designed to help divorcees move on with a big bash.
The patient steps out of the mammography room. She looks comfortable in her faded denim and scuffed brown cowboy boots. It has been five years since her diagnosis and she is back for her regular exam.
For 15 days I have been waiting for test results that will help my doctors and me decide if I need chemotherapy. There’s a reason why it’s called cancer patient…
The surgeon uses a blue sharpie to write the word “yes” on the right side of my chest. She is indicating where to operate.Yes, I whisper to myself, an affirmation.