Stacey Sager  | ABC7 WABC News Team
Stacey Sager joined the Channel 7 Eyewitness News team in 1996. Since then, she has covered a wide range of local, national and international stories, including the Bush-Gore presidential race, the war in Kosovo, the Al Qaeda prisoners in Cuba, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, the death of JFK junior, the crash of TWA flight 800, the horrific attacks of September 11th, and the pandemic.

Following the 9/11 attacks, Stacey quickly discovered how difficult and personal her job is as a journalist after spending hours with families desperately searching for loved ones killed in the World Trade Center. The sorrow of that week was something she never thought she would see again as a journalist or as a human being, but years later she would discover the pain of the pandemic, telling more of those critical stories of suffering, survival and loss.

Stacey's first on-air job in television was at a small station in Bangor, Maine. She then reported at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania and WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island.

Throughout her career, Stacey has received numerous Emmy nominations, and has won 4 Emmy awards: one for her coverage of the 2007 steampipe explosion in midtown Manhattan; one for her coverage of Hurricane Isaias aftermath; one for the effects of cold weather on Long Island; and one for a WABC-TV breast cancer special. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Michael P. Metcalf Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

In the spring of 1999, Stacey completed a revealing Eyewitness News special on how she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 30. It was a unique, first-person account of the tough decision-making process faced by young women in crisis.

Then, in the spring of 2011, Stacey faced yet another cancer diagnosis. Doctors discovered a pre-invasive ovarian cancer in the lining of her fallopian tubes. She was also diagnosed with BRCA1, a genetic mutation that increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Stacey decided once again to take viewers on her journey through surgery and the decisions that followed, urging women at risk to get screened for genetic mutations that cause these cancers. Fully recovered, Stacey has made it a mission to inspire women to get out and get screened.

Since her ground-breaking reports, Stacey has been honored with numerous humanitarian awards and was cited for her volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. She also works extensively with organizations such as TEALWALK and the Basser Center, which are dedicated to helping women with ovarian cancer and BRCA-related cancers. Stacey has co-hosted Channel 7's annual Emmy Award-winning breast cancer specials, worked with Pink Aid to raise money for women struggling through breast cancer, and is an avid promoter and participant in the American Cancer Society's annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk, which raises millions of dollars for breast cancer awareness and research. It is an issue that will be near and dear to her heart, as are the many stories she covers on women's issues in general.

A New York native, Stacey has lived and studied in Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Born in Flushing, Queens, she grew up primarily in Dix Hills, Long Island. She attended Tufts University, majoring in political science and later earned a master's degree in broadcast journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University.

Stacey lives in Nassau County with her husband and two daughters. She also loves running. Her hobby of home gardening is also a source of pure pride and joy.

Stacey's Stories
Students return for 1st day of school in Jericho, Nassau County
There were busloads of kids and smiles as the first day of school in Jericho got off to a great start.
After Rockaway Beach shark attack, drones on constant patrol over NYC shoreline
After the New York City's first shark attack in more than half a century, drones are a permanent fixture over Rockaway Peninsula.
What to expect in the first GOP debate of the 2024 presidential campaign
Eight candidates are set to participate, but the best-case scenario for any of them is second place, considering the frontrunner will a no-show.
Mother, 911 dispatcher describe moments of surprise baby delivery at Amityville home
"She made quite the entrance." A mother and the officers and 911 dispatcher who helped her give birth inside her apartment, describe the wild and unexpected moments that unfolded.
T.E.A.L. shop in Brooklyn provides hope for ovarian cancer patients, survivors, and family members
A storefront community center that has all things T.E.A.L. sits right next to Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
2 teens grateful to be alive after getting stranded in Long Island Sound without life jackets
The teenagers found themselves stuck in the waters of the Long Island Sound without life vests or floatation devices while their disabled boat drifted away.
Inside the Long Island lab battling mosquitoes, malaria, and other illnesses
The July 4th weekend is a beautiful time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, but let's face it, there's beauty and the beasts...mosquitoes.
Future of popular Christopher Morley Park pool in Roslyn remains unclear
Christopher Morley Park has been a place to cool off during the summer in Nassau County for more than six decades now, but the pool's future remains unclear.
Babylon Town Council candidate poses naked behind screen door of house, shocking residents
For the past two months, the 63-year-old Kevin Sabella Sr. has stood without clothes behind the screen door of his house, for all who pass to see.
Widow of ALS victim turns her loss into awareness for deadly disease
A woman on Long Island is putting her resilience into action following the death of her husband to ALS.