Hosea Sanders Bio, Age, Height, ABC 7 Chicago, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Hosea Sanders Bio, Wiki

Hosea Sanders is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for ABC 7 Chicago serving the station as a  co-anchor. He has been working with this station since 1994. 

Hosea Sanders Age

Sanders is 66 years old as of 2023, he was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in the United States, on July 12, 1957. 

Hosea Sanders Height

Sanders stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Hosea Sanders Career

Sanders works at ABC 7 Chicago News where he serves as an Evening Co-Anchor. He covers key disability-related stories on the weekend news called “Celebrating Ability.” His reporting on the disability beat was lauded in a story published in the Columbia Journalism Review. On the programming side, Hosea hosts ABC 7’s Emmy Award-winning series, Heart & Soul, which showcases Chicago’s vibrant African-American community.

Hosea Sanders Photo
Hosea Sanders Photo

Additionally, he also helps host one of the highest-rated local shows in Chicago, the popular New Year’s Eve special, Countdown Chicago, and ABC 7’s Bud Billiken Parade broadcast. Celebrating a summer tradition in the African American community which is one of the biggest parades of its kind in the country.

Moreover, Hosea is one of the on-air faces representing important station initiatives including the food drive done in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. And the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and the ABC 7/The American Red Cross Great Chicago Blood Drive.

Hosea Sanders TV stations in Dallas

Prior to joining ABC7, he worked at TV stations in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Little Rock, Arkansas, and was a nationally sought-after motivational speaker.  Besides, Hosea has worked with several groups mentoring young people in Chicago. He loves volunteering and speaking with local senior citizens.

Sanders is active in the Alpha Phi Alpha Big Brothers program, the NAACP Mentoring Program, and the Chicago Public Schools Mentoring Program. Additionally, he is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Chicago Association of Black Journalists.

Hosea Sanders Awards

Moreover, he has received 12 Emmy Awards, sports news, gaining honors for live coverage, news writing, programming, entertainment reporting, and overall news achievement. Additionally, he received more than 100 awards throughout his career from various churches, and civic, and community organizations for his community service.

Hosea Sanders’s Net Worth

In Sanders’s career as a co-anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Hosea Sanders Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Hosea Sanders’s Parents and Siblings

Sanders was born to his caring and loving parents Mr. Sanders and Mrs. Garrett Ann Sanders in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in the USA. His mother served in the town of Arkadelphia for 21 years as a Vice Mayor. While serving as the vice mayor, She has dedicated society to helping the needy. However, Hosea’s mom in July 2020 passed on at the age of 82 years. Hosea Sanders has four siblings

Hosea Sanders Wife/ Spouse

Sanders manages to keep information regarding whether or not he is in marriage private. An update of his marital status will be done when available.

Hosea Sanders Kids

Sanders manages to keep information regarding whether he has any children away from the public. However, once available, an update regarding his children will be made.

Hosea Sanders ABC 7 Chicago

Sanders works at ABC 7 Chicago where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Rob Elgas
  2. Stacey Baca
  3. Mark Giangreco
  4. Roz Varon
  5. Tracy Butler
  6. Jim Rose
  7. Terrell Brown
  8. Tanja Babich
  9. Judy Hsu

Hosea Sanders Cancer

In 2017, Sanders underwent surgery for prostate cancer. He had announced his diagnosis in late February. In August, Sanders said his cancer was “advanced and aggressive.” “There were some complications, but I’m glad to be back here,” Sanders told viewers.

He added: “Thank you to all the viewers at home for all the well-wishes and all the warm thoughts, and all the cards and letters, the gifts, the messages on social media. They really lifted me up during some really rough times and I really appreciate you helping me go through it.” Sanders concluded by telling viewers: “I still have a long time to go on this whole journey that I’m dealing with, but with your help and the help of my friends here, it’s going to be OK.”

Hosea Sanders’s Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Facebook account, he has about 29k followers and about 2k followers on his Instagram account.