An award winning journalist, Sandra has been reporting and anchoring the news in Los Angeles for nearly 15 years. She currently anchors the number 1 rated noon newscast in Los Angeles, KCAL 9 News at Noon. Sandra also anchors the 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. newscasts on KCAL 9.
Known for her calm demeanor, Sandra has solo anchored during some of the biggest news stories in recent history. Sandra was live on the anchor desk to announce the death of Michael Jackson, and covered the deaths and funerals of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. More recently, she was a reassuring presence as a solo anchor during the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the Santa Monica College shooting rampage. She also was the first anchor on television during the deadly shootout with former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, live as it happened. Sandra also anchored live coverage of the election of the new Pope, and the birth and introduction of the Royal Baby Prince George.
An engaging interviewer, Sandra has talked with Presidents and the Pope, and some of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood. A gifted storyteller, her biggest joy is telling the stories of ordinary people who make this world an extraordinary place. While in Los Angeles, Sandra has been awarded 3 Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Mike Awards.
In 2012, Sandra was awarded the prestigious Women in Media Genii Award for Excellence in Television. (Past winners include Ellen Degeneres, Lucille Ball and Whoopi Goldberg.)
Sandra is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Temple University School of Broadcast Journalism in Philadelphia. In 2012, The National Journalism Honor Society of her alma mater awarded her the Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award.
Before arriving in Los Angeles, Sandra reported and anchored in Huntsville, Alabama, New Orleans and St. Louis. In 1999 she made the jump to the west coast, working for the syndicated show “EXTRA,” before joining KCAL 9 and CBS 2. Sandra has traveled the world and worked all over the U.S., but now considers herself a true SoCal girl!
As a breast cancer survivor, Sandra shared her diagnosis and treatment with Los Angeles viewers. She continues to inspire and educate others through her work with numerous charities including Susan G. Komen, Circle of Hope and Make a Difference Day.
What began as an outlet for one local woman to document her fight against breast cancer will soon be a source of support and insight for others facing a similar diagnosis.
HOUSTON (AP) Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings, and Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta both homered to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Alberto Callaspo and Erick [...]
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“…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…
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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.