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.
Many of you might wonder why I am publicizing such a personal journey. I do it because it’s not just my story. It is the story of the 2.5 million women in the U.S. who are breast cancer survivors.
“Hit me with your Best Shot…” the voice of 80′s rocker Pat Benatar fills our SUV on this late summer morning. My husband and I are driving through Beverly Hills, on our way to meet my surgical oncologist for the first time.
I have started writing a blog to update my co-workers, family, friends and our viewers about my breast cancer ordeal. I intend this as a journey to recovery and hope.
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