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
What is Black History Month, and why is it important?
February is Black History Month, a time the country highlights and celebrates the accomplishments of Black Americans. And the fact that Black history is part of America's history is important for all Americans to know, learn about, and understand.
Mount Sinai doctor discusses cardiovascular disease, prevention ahead of American Heart Month
The 'Go Red for Women Community Heart Health' fair is taking place at all Mount Sinai health campuses and seeks to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and prevention.
Here and Now 1/28/24: Black classical musicians demand respect and equality
On this episode of Here and Now, we go inside the fight for tenure among Black orchestral musicians.
Here and Now 1/21/24: Reparations for Black New Yorkers, 'Video Music Box' and art of Kente cloth
On this episode of Here and Now, we discuss new plans to study reparations, speak with the man behind 'Video Music Box' and learn about Kente cloth.
Special program brings music class to over 50 New York City public schools
The program hires and pays for music teachers for New York City public schools, that might not otherwise have money for the arts.
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."