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 7/7/24: New NYC exhibit explores life and legacy of Shirley Chisholm
On this episode of Here and Now, we learn more about a new NYC museum exhibit honoring the life and legacy of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.
Here and Now 6/23/24: FDNY launches campaign to increase diversity among New York's Bravest
Here and Now sits down with FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to discuss the department's new recruitment campaign to boost diversity among its ranks.
Here and Now 6/9/24: Celebrating Black Music Month
We discuss Black Music Month, which is celebrated every June in the United States and recognizes the historical and cultural significance of Black musicianship.
Here and Now 6/2/24: Human remains removed from American Museum of Natural History
We discuss the American Museum of Natural History addressing its history of scientific racism as it relates to the collection of human remains largely belonging to Indigenous Americans and African Americans.
Here and Now 5/19/24: Gun violence crisis, breaking dancing at the Paris Olympics
On this episode of Here and Now, we discuss the grassroots effort against gun violence. Eric Ford, founder and CEO of Life Camp, reflects on her two-decades-long mission to make peace a lifestyle in Queens.
Here and Now for 5/12: African Film Festival
In this segment of Here and Now, Sandra Bookman sits down with Mahen Bonetti, founder and executive director of African Film Festival, Inc.
Here and Now: New book is a 'practical manual' for white people on racist and offensive behaviors
On this episode of Here and Now, author Fatimah Gilliam discusses her new book aimed at disrupting racism and helping to create antiracist workplaces and communities.
What is Women's History Month, and why do we celebrate it?
March 1 marks the beginning of Women's History Month, and we're celebrating the achievements of women and the progress made towards equality.
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.