Jennifer Sanders

Jennifer Sanders is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning, Emmy-nominated journalist who is passionate about helping and empowering people through visual storytelling.

In June 2020, Jennifer joined KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas, as a weekend anchor. She was previously the morning news anchor at NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Syracuse, New York. Before moving to Central New York, she was a multimedia journalist at KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas. Prior to that, she was a writer/web producer at KDAF-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Jennifer has produced numerous pieces of award-winning content. Her most recent documentary, “Hidden History: The End of Syracuse’s 15th Ward”, was the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow award, a Syracuse Press Club award and was nominated for an Emmy.  

In addition to Jennifer’s daily anchoring and storytelling for various newscasts at her station, she’s had the opportunity to interview Oprah Winfrey and cover President Barack Obama’s visit to Cooperstown, New York.

As the daughter of retired military parents (Army), she has lived throughout Europe and the United States, but is from San Antonio, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications/Spanish from Texas Lutheran University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas. Jennifer is passionate about service and community and will continue dedicating her life to making the world a better and more progressive place.

You can email Jennifer at jennifer.sanders@kxan.com.

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