Jennifer Sanders Biography
Jennifer Sanders is an Emmy-nominated global journalist, college professor, news anchor, and documentary filmmaker who is passionate about assisting and empowering people through visual storytelling. Sanders currently is an anchor and reporter for KXAN News in Austin, Texas, an NBC affiliate. She joined the station in 2020 after nearly 10 years at Syracuse, New York’s NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV, an ABC affiliate.
Jennifer started as a weekend reporter in Syracuse and rose through the ranks to become the station’s morning news anchor. Sanders previously worked at KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas, as a multi-media journalist. She was in charge of shooting, writing, and editing news and sports stories at KXII-TV.
Sanders also presented a weekly chat show called “Forum,” in which she covered major problems impacting people in Texas and Oklahoma in depth.
Jennifer earlier worked at KDAF-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth as a writer/web producer. She worked in the control room, wrote stories for the evening newscasts and the station’s website, and co-produced unusual initiatives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth the television market. Sander began her media career in Seguin, Texas, working for newspapers and radio stations.
Jennifer’s work as a documentary filmmaker has resulted in award-winning work that has influenced policy, and community narratives, and generated national debate. Her most recent film won numerous honors, including the coveted Edward R. Murrow award.
“Hidden History: The End of Syracuse’s 15th Ward” focuses on a small community in Syracuse during the 1950s that was ravaged by the Federal Highway Act’s construction of Interstate 81, urban renewal, and redlining.
The film also looks at the emotional experiences of the families who were impacted in the 1950s. As well as the danger of history repeating itself during the planned reconstruction in 2025. The documentary The 15th Ward has been the subject of numerous debates, town halls, and school courses aimed at educating viewers about a pivotal period in Central New York history.
“Hidden History: Syracuse 8,” another breakthrough documentary created by Sanders, was also remarkable. During the late 1960s, a group of African-American football players at Syracuse University staged a boycott that made national headlines in order to protest inequity. The documentary garnered an Emmy nomination and a New York State Excellence in Broadcasting award, as well as a Syracuse Press Club award.
Jennifer served as the lead documentarian for the “Cameroon Dental Project” in 2017, a global charity program that provides free dental services to children in isolated villages, orphanages, and prisons throughout Central Africa. She looked at how the lack of dental treatment in Cameroon affected young children in depth.
Sanders also launched a new WSYR-TV series called “Victory Over Violence,” which shifts the focus away from mugshots and arrests and toward effect and solutions. She spotlights people and initiatives making an impact in the Central New York region in the battle against poverty and crime in this weekly series.
Sanders has interviewed Oprah Winfrey and reported on President Barack Obama’s visit to Cooperstown, New York. Her lengthy coverage of the Flint, Michigan water crisis is one of her most memorable experiences.
Jennifer organized a donation drive at her station before going to Flint to collect safe drinking water for individuals affected by the water crisis. Thousands of bottles of water were collected in just two days, along with thousands of dollars in donations, which she presented to Flint residents during her broadcast.
Sanders is also the co-host of the podcast “The Ladies Room.” Jennifer and her co-host, Iris St. Meran, interview well-known women from around the world on their paths to success in the hopes of inspiring others to pursue their dreams.
Sanders was also the executive producer of an hour-long program on The Word Network, which combined faith and current events in a presentation that aired nationwide.
Jennifer is also passionate about mentoring and training budding journalists. She taught as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University, one of the nation’s top broadcast journalism schools. At Newhouse, she taught an introductory course to graduate students. She is as enthusiastic about improving her community as she is about sharing stories.
Sanders spends her leisure time moderating panels, presenting workshops, emceeing conferences, and giving keynote speeches on a variety of themes. She had the opportunity to sit down for an hour with comedian Trevor Noah at Syracuse University’s largest-ever MLK Commemoration event in 2019.
Jennifer is also the founder of NexJeneration, Inc., a platform that offers students hands-on training, exposure, and financial assistance to help them become well-trained journalists in the rapidly changing world of television and digital journalism.
She goes to several schools and institutions during the school year giving workshops and speaking on the value of journalism and how to have a successful career in news.
Sanders is also a firm believer in giving back to her community. She works with children and teenagers in school systems all around the country. She also served on the boards of The Gifford Foundation and Vera House, Inc., both non-profits dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in Central New York.
Sanders is also a member of a number of community organizations dedicated to empowering, educating, and involving families all over the world. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc., two sisterhood organizations dedicated to community service and sisterhood.
She has lived all across Europe and the United States as the daughter of retired military parents (Army). However, she considers herself a real Texan. Jennifer graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications/Spanish. She went on to earn a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas later on.
Sanders is dedicated to making the world a better and more progressive place, and she will continue to devote her life to doing so.
Jennifer Sanders Age
How old is Jennifer Sanders? Sanders is in her 40s. She was born in the 1980s in San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. Jennifer’s birthday, on the other hand, remains unknown. We’re keeping a close eye in order to get you posted as soon as possible.
Jennifer Sanders Family
Sanders has lived all across Europe and the United States as the daughter of retired military parents (Army). However, she considers herself a real Texan. Sanders was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States of America by her parents. Jennifer, on the other hand, has remained tight-lipped about her parents and siblings. As soon as new information becomes available, we will update this page.
Jennifer Sanders Husband
Sanders has managed to keep her personal life out of the spotlight. Jennifer’s status as single, dating, or married is unknown. It’s also unknown if she has any children. Once the information is publicly available, we will update this area.
Jennifer Sanders Height
Sanders stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.7 m). Jennifer’s body measurements and weight will be updated soon.
Jennifer Sanders Salary
Sanders earns an average annual salary of between $45,000 and $120,000 as a journalist.
Jennifer Sanders Net Worth
Sanders has an estimated net worth of between $4 million – $10 million. Her fortune is attributed to her successful career as a college professor, news anchor, and documentary filmmaker.