Sandra Bookman  | ABC7 WABC News Team
Sandra joined Eyewitness News in 1998 as a reporter and shortly after was named as a weekend anchor of Eyewitness News. Previously, she worked at WSB-TV in Atlanta, another dominant ABC affiliate, where she worked for nine years and served as the weekend anchor.

Prior to WSB-TV, she worked as a weekend anchor at both WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina and KFDM-TV in Beaumont, Texas.

Sandra served as an Olympic Reporter for seven years. She was the only local TV reporter to cover the games from before Atlanta won the bid, until the Olympic bombing in 1996. Sandra covered the '92 games in Barcelona, Spain as well.

She has also reported internationally, including a series of reports from South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela from a South African prison in 1990.

Sandra has been honored with three local Emmy's including statues for her Olympic coverage and reporting in the aftermath of the fatal Valuejet Airlines crash in the Everglades.

She graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in journalism.

Sandra's Stories
Here and Now for 12/03/2023: How NY is tackling the growing issue of drug overdose deaths
On this episode of Here and Now, we discuss the growing problem of drug overdose deaths and how a multi-billion dollar settlement with opioid manufacturers is helping New York State combat the issue.
Here and Now for 11/19/2023: Combating domestic violence in NYC
On this episode of Here and Now, we discuss the life-changing work of Urban Resource Institute, the country's largest domestic violence shelter service and NYC's only co-living program for survivors and pets.
Here and Now on May 28, 2023: Supporting youth mental health in schools
On this episode of Here and Now, we talk with Wesner Pierre, CEO of Partnership with Children, about the importance of cultivating a creative space in schools for our youth.
Here and Now: Brooklyn teen making waves with shoe line
Amira-Dior Traynham-Artis, a 14-year-old teenager from Brooklyn has been making waves with her shoe line Lane1.
NYBG's "Rooted in Plants" educates visitors on African American contributions to gardening, cooking
From the struggles of Black farmers to the contributions of Black scientists and culinary creatives from across the African diaspora. "We see people of all different races, genders come here and it's really wonderful," Hill said. "To see people come here specifically for programming that they feel like reflects their personal identity."
Tamron Hall nominated for NAACP Image Award for outstanding talk show host
Eyewitness News' Sandra Bookman sat down with Tamron Hall to talk about what the honor means to her.
Questions linger after 82-year-old woman starts breathing after pronounced dead at LI nursing home
Half an hour later, imagine the shock when someone at the funeral home discovered that woman was still breathing.
Queens Councilman's office vandalized in battle over Drag Story Hour
Security camera video shows someone slowly toilet papering a fence as another scribbles slurs on the pavement.
Mother to sue Long Island town, school district after son dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma
Javien Coleman's family and others believe his illness can be directly traced to his school, which sits right next to the Brookhaven landfill.
Mike Pence focuses on 'future' of Republican party in one-on-one with Sandra Bookman
Promoting his new book, Mike Pence spoke one-on-one with Eyewitness News anchor Sandra Bookman on Tuesday about the current state of politics and the Republican party.