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
Neighbors speak out after young mom found dead in Long Island home
Neighbors on Long Island are still stunned over the murder of nursing student, Kelly Owen, 27.
Record number of sea turtles rescued on Long Island due to climate change
A growing climate problem is creating a struggle for survival for endangered sea turtles on Long Island.
Long Island breast cancer survivor receives rare surgery after mastectomy
So-called "fat transfer" breast reconstruction after mastectomy is nothing new, but doctors at Northwell Health recently performed a rare type of transfer from an unlikely place.
Scientists search for cause of massive scallop die-off on Long Island
More than 90 percent of the shellfish in Peconic Bay off Long Island have died this season, and with the severe shortage, prices for the delicacy are soaring.
Long Island county pleads for federal help to deal with beach erosion
Two recent nor'easters have already washed away a lot of coastline, and residents are worried any new storms could be devastating.
Safety tips for holiday shopping season
They may not be reindeer, but mounted officers will be ushering in the holiday season in Nassau County.
Cab driver to surrender to police for attack on passenger
On Monday, a cab driver will surrender to police for his attack on a passenger in the Bronx in October.
Long Island moms push for banners to honor military veterans
Jeanine Walther and Carolyn Mormino are trying to get banners displayed through the Town of Babylon in Suffolk County with the names and faces of locals serving in the military.
Brooklyn man defies odds, runs NYC marathon after back surgery
Right after he ran last year's New York City marathon, 60-year-old Steve Goldfarb decided he couldn't take his back pain any longer.
Be Kind: Nassau County District Attorney's office mentors Long Island students
The Nassau County District Attorney's office is going above and beyond to mentor elementary school students on Long Island.