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
Over 200 New York-based soldiers depart for long-term deployment
It was an emotional send-off Saturday on Staten Island as 230 New York-based soldiers said goodbye to their loved ones, as a New York division of the National Guard departed in advance of long-term deployment.
NYC students cooking up success at Food and Finance High School
Just about everything students learn to cook New York City's only culinary-focused public high school, they'll actually be putting on the table in their own pop-up restaurant.
Healing Ink Project covers September 11th scars with works of art
Now, survivors and first responders of that fateful day are working to heal their physical and emotional scars in a unique way -- with a tattoo.
Sandra Bookman reflects on the anniversary of 9/11
I remember just about every detail of that day...especially the morning: Of waking up later than usual because I'd worked late the night before and would work late again that night because of the election.
Upper West Side residents complain about parking spots taken off streets
Some residents on Manhattan's Upper West Side say they had no advance warning about parking spots being removed from streets.
Be Kind: Dance to Unite teaches kindness through dance
Dance to Unite, a non-profit designed to teach unity and celebrate differences, teams up with after school programs to give free classes to children.
Operation Santa takes over airplane hangar at JFK Airport in Queens
Santa Claus is busy getting ready for the big day as Christmas rapidly approaches, but on Wednesday, he took a break to visit a special group of kids at Kennedy Airport in Queens.
Buying your Christmas tree on the street? Prices may vary
There are many Christmas traditions that are uniquely New York -- The Rockettes, window shopping along Fifth Avenue, and heading down to the street corner to pick out your Christmas tree.
Video: Off-duty NYPD officer grazed by bullet in Bronx shootout
Police say two groups of men started shooting at each other, and caught in the crossfire was an off-duty NYPD officer sitting in his personal vehicle parked on the street.
Celebration of former South African President Nelson Mandela's centennial
The celebration of former South African president Nelson Mandela's centennial is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the country's history.