SANDRA BOOKMAN currently co-anchors Eyewitness News at Noon. She joined Eyewitness News in 1998 as Weekend Anchor.  Since then, she has covered some of the biggest stories of the last two decades: the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, the Northeast Blackout in August of 2003, the Presidential Campaigns in 2008, 2012 and 2016, and the Covid pandemic.      
Before coming to New York, Sandra worked as an anchor/reporter for WSB-TV in Atlanta, WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina and KFDM-TV in Beaumont, Texas.  Be it a hurricane, a tornado or forest fire, Sandra has hit the road to cover it. She also reported from two Olympic Games: Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996.  And she counts among her most memorable assignments a series of reports from South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela from a South African prison.
In 2011, Sandra became the host of the WABC-TV public affair's show "Here and Now", which covers issues important to the African American community. Sandra especially enjoys using the show to introduce viewers to people working hard to make a difference in their communities-- and succeeding--despite having few resources at their disposal.   Her work on the show earned her a 2012 Emmy nomination.

Sandra has received numerous awards and honors… including 9 Emmy Awards. In 2013, she was named one of The Network Journal's 25 Influential Women in Business. In 2009, she was recognized as one of McDonald's Faces of Black History.  In 2007, Sandra was honored with the Mercy College Quill award for professional achievement.

Sandra is a native of Texas and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism Degree. But she calls living and working in New York a career highlight. "I am living my dream…except in the dream my apartment was bigger and my thighs were smaller."

Sandra and her husband, Savio, call Manhattan home.