Hosea Sanders Bio, WLS-ABC 7 Chicago, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Hosea Sanders?

Hosea Sanders is an American of African descent journalist who is working for WLS-TV as a news anchor, host, and entertainment reporter. Further, he supplies entertainment broadcasts for ABC 7 Chicago and other ABC-owned-and-operated stations nationwide. Also, he anchors the “Chicago Proud” program series of stories. Moreover, he spotlights the incapacitated community in a regular program series of stories dubbed “Celebrating Abilities.” The program gives voice to the everyday Chicago region heroes. He joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1994.

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Hosea Sanders Date of Birth / Age

Sanders is approximately in his 40s as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

Hosea Sanders Height

Sanders stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

Hosea Sanders Parents and Siblings

Sanders was born and raised in the U.S. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Hosea Sanders Spouse(Wife)

Sanders has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Sanders is married or not but the information will be updated once available.

Hosea Sanders Kids / Children

Details regarding whether or not Sanders has any children are not available to the public at the moment. Also, he has two dogs, Milo and Scooby. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Hosea Sanders Career

After completing his high school education, Sanders joined the He works for WLS as a news anchor, host, and entertainment reporter. Further, he supplies entertainment broadcasts for ABC 7 Chicago and other ABC-owned-and-operated stations nationwide. Also, he anchors the “Chicago Proud” program series of stories.

Moreover, he spotlights the incapacitated community in a regular program series of stories dubbed “Celebrating Abilities.” The program gives voice to the everyday Chicago region heroes. To boot, due to reporting on the program he was honored in a story published in the Columbia Journalism Review.

Else, he hosts the station’s Emmy-awarded program series, “Our Chicago: Black Voices of Change” previously dubbed “Heart & Soul.”  The program showcases Chicago’s vibrant African American community. Furthermore, he aids in hosting the popular New Year’s Eve special, “Countdown Chicago”, and the station’s Bud Billiken Parade, which is the biggest African-American parade in the state.

Additionally, he is one of the aspects of the station’s Great Chicago Blood Drive in the league of the American Red Cross of Illinois.  And, he is ABC 7 Chicago’s yearly food drive crusade profiting Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Also, constantly demanded nationwide to act as a public speaker he has gained over 100 awards for community service. He joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1994.

Furthermore, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Moreover, he has served in Los Angeles Dallas at and Little Rock, Arkansas at of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Chicago Association of Black Journalists, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. On a side note, he resides in Chicago’s West Loop.

Hosea Sanders ABC 7 Chicago

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


  1. Alan Krashesky
  2. Judy Hsu
  3. Cheryl Scott
  4. Terrell Brown
  5. Hosea Sanders
  6. Tanja Babich
  7. Tracy Butler
  8. Rob Elgas
  9. Jim Rose
  10. Roz Varon

How Much Does Hosea Sanders Earn?

Sanders approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Sample Worth?

As an anchor, Sanders has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

Hosea Sanders Cancer/ Diabetes/ Racism/ Drug Use/ Addiction

Sanders first commented on his diagnosis of cancer in February 2017. In the wake of this, he went off-screen to undergo surgery to treat the ailment which he described as  “advanced and aggressive.“There were some complications, but I’m glad to be back here,” Unfortunately, on the 11th of September 2017 he announced on his Instagram platform that the disease has resurfaced after getting his regular check.

“A few weeks ago I learned the prostate cancer has returned. A routine check discovered new cells in my abdominal wall. Cancer has also now invaded my bones, including my rib cage and spine. I’ve been scoped and scanned and I’m scheduled for even more tests before we can develop an intensive treatment plan. No radiation anticipated right now. That didn’t completely wipe it out. The medical team is back in formation and we’ve added a few new members. All are optimistic about possible pharmaceutical options. So, it’s back to Northwestern again…a lot. I feel fine. Just tired. Actually I’m exhausted.” He posted on his Instagram,

“..I got dizzy and lightheaded while in the doctors office and was sent to Immediate Care then the ER. After a battery of tests, the diagnosis: I now have Type 2 diabetes! Crazy numbers! Another challenge…” he posted on his Instagram account.

Sanders left KCBS Channel 2 where he served as a weekend anchor since 1986 subsequent to allegations by employees and community leaders that KCBS has victimization against minorities and women in the newsroom. When he was asked about his relationship with management he said“Generally, people who are satisfied with their jobs don’t entertain other offers.”  as per The Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles Urban League President, John Mack commented on his departure: “This is a great opportunity for him. But it is also an indictment of KCBS and other network-owned stations in this city that they have failed to hire a black male anchor on a regular basis. It makes the point that racism is alive and well in too many newsrooms. The ‘good old white boys’ running the newsrooms just aren’t willing to be fair and just in this regard.”  as per the Los Angeles Times.

Hosea Sanders Drug Use/ Addiction

In 2004, ABC 7 Chicago was blackmailed by two men, Joseph Cantrell of Harvey, and James Brown of the 4900 block of West Congress Parkway, who were aged 25 and 22 respectively at the time. The two made claims of having “damaging photos” of Sanders and threatened to reveal his feigned drug use on the internet. The two demanded $5,000 to be delivered on Tuesday evening in the 4700 block of West Harrison Street for their silence.

As per the police spokesman David Bayless, they made a fake drop as demanded and immediately arrested them. Further, the charge was a Class 3 felony. Judge Colleen Hyland, set their bail for Cantrell at $60,000 and for Brown at $40,000. Also, Brown pleaded guilty to a charge of trading heroin in August 2002, as per the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

“Following a series of family tragedies and personal problems, I sought relief in what I now know was a self-destructive situation. “Unfortunately, my judgment became clouded by substance abuse. I trusted the wrong people, people I thought were my friends, and I was betrayed and hurt by them.” Sanders commented as per the Chicago Tribune.

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