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, and the horrific attacks of September 11th.

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 ever see as a journalist or as a human being.

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 was awarded the statue for her coverage of the 2007 steampipe explosion in midtown Manhattan. She and her crew were among the first to arrive, and remained on the scene for hours during live coverage. 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 cancer in the lining of her fallopian tubes. She was also diagnosed with the genetic mutation for 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, 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 of Northwestern University.

Stacey lives in Nassau County with her husband and two daughters.

Stacey's Stories
Long Island theater prepares to raise curtain again after act of hate
The show must go on and the cast of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" is ready to take the stage once again after an act of hate over the weekend.
Long Island man accused of luring, attacking Hispanic men at abandoned sites
A Long Island man was indicted on hate crime charges for allegedly luring and assaulting Hispanic men, and police are searching for more victims.
Coronavirus NY: Northwell Health's new COVID PCR tests will be faster, cheaper
New York state's largest hospital system is rolling out a new COVID test that could be a game changer.
Eyewitness News Special: COVID Vaccines - What's New? What's Next?
In this Eyewitness News Special, we look at what's new and what's next in the fight against COVID-19 to keep your family safe?
Why breakthrough COVID cases are concerning
Haley Nelson, who's fully vaccinated, didn't start feeling symptoms of covid until the day after dinner with family and friends.
Coronavirus Update NYC: Neighborhoods hit hardest by COVID now buried under garbage
After the crisis gripped the city in March 2020, an increasing number of people stayed home and city services were cut leading to trash piling on neighborhood streets.
How the coronavirus pandemic has changed the return to school
Mask mandates, hand washing, paperless classrooms, and whatever learning can be done outside are the new norms with full, in-person learning.
Long Island residents urged to remain cautious of flooding, power problems from Henri
Long Island narrowly missed a direct impact from Tropical Storm Henri, but it did not diminish the risks of storm surges and heavy rain.
Arrests after fentanyl-laced cocaine deaths on Long Island
In addition to the arrests, police and prosecutors called for stiffer penalties for dealers who peddle the drugs, which as recently as last week led to 6 deaths.
Shark spotted at Lido Beach, marks 20th confirmed sighting off Nassau County this year
This is the 20th confirmed shark sighting at Nassau beaches so far this summer, more than triple what was recorded by this time last year.