Who is Hosea Sanders?
American TV news anchor Hosea Sanders was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas USA on 12th of July 1957. Since joining the ABC 7 Chicago in August 1994 he has done multiple coverages for sports and entertainment events, plus news writing. ‘Heart & Soul’ – an Emmy Award-winning series that showcases life of the African-American community in Chicago – represents his most notable work. Hosea has been the host of this popular show as well as of New Year’s Eve special, Bud Billiken Parade special and many more. A Member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Chicago Association of Black Journalists, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Hosea is the astonishing winner of 12 Emmy Awards
Hosea Sanders Bio: Early Life and Education
A childhood spent in the peaceful town of Arkadelphia – where for 21 years his mom was a Vice Mayor – was filled with adventures, with Hosea being the eldest with four brothers and sisters Ever since he was little, writing was his passion, but he wasn’t thinking about writing before his high school senior year – he and his brother’s soccer team lost a game, and provoked by a local sportswriter’s accusation that his brother deliberately lost the game, Hosea wrote a letter of protest in which he expressed his dissatisfaction with the way his brother was treated.
Playing soccer in high school to a high level allowed him to go to Henderson State University in Arkansas on a sports scholarship, and unsurprisingly in 1978 Hosea graduated with a BA degree in Communications and Journalism. During his studies, he was an intern at KMLA, a commercial radio station in El Rio, California, where he played music, announced sports, and wrote news bulletins.
Career and Net Worth
Soon after the graduation he had his first full-time broadcasting job with KARK-TV, Little Rock. Before his successful career in Chicago, he worked on various TV stations in Los Angeles, Little Rock and Dallas. From 1981-1986 he had the role of reporter and weekend anchor at KDFW-TV. In 1986, he moved to Los Angeles where he was an entertainment reporter at KCBS-TV. Currently, during weeknights on WCIU-TV, an independent television station in Chicago, he is co-anchoring “Eyewitness News on The U”, presenting regular reports of importance for the community of Chicago, and covering key stories related to disability – Columbia Journalism Review highly praised his story about disability beat.
Being one of the most successful TV news anchors of ABC 7 Chicago, it is not a surprise that sources estimate his net worth at over $2 million, as of mid-2019.
Apart from his notable career, Hosea Sanders is known for his activism, as he has received more than 100 awards from various civic and community organizations. Through the Chicago Public Schools Mentoring Program and the NAACP Mentoring Program, he’s assisted various groups of young people in Chicago, and is active in the Big Brothers program of Alpha Phi Alpha.
His recognizable face enabled him to represent important initiatives of ABC television related to American Red Cross Chicago Blood Drive, and the food drive in cooperation with the he Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
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Where is TV news anchor Hosea Sanders now?
In late 2017, Hosea Sanders was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery. Positive energy that he received from his well-wishers was one of the most significant factors that helped his recovery, and in December 2018, ABC7 Eyewitness News welcomed Hosea back to work after six months of absence.
He has now been a leading anchor of Chicago TV news for over 20 years, since his first days being mentored by Linda Yu, a highly experienced reporter and co-anchor. The key for being a good journalist for him is the ability to listen to what people have to say, without judging or classifying.
Despite being secretive about his private life, Hosea Sanders was a part of a blackmail attempt,when two men called Channel 7 threatening to post ‘damaging pictures’as well as exposing allegedly drug use by Hosea. Both men were arrested and since then, Hosea was not involved in any recent controversy.
Even though his Facebook page has an impressive 26,000 followers, Sanders is known for living a very private life. He has no Twitter or Instagram account, and little is known of his relationship or marriage status, or if he has any children. This led to rumours regarding his sexual orientation, with some believing that he is gay, but there is absolutely no supporting evidence, although he has never responded to the rumors.
Hosea Sanders Body Measurements, Height and Weight
The popular TV news anchor reputedly weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), while his height remains unknown. He is bald and has brown eyes. His ethnicity background is African-American.