Jeff Sanders

Assistant News Director Anchor

Jeff Sanders is a native of Florida who now calls Alabama home. He co-anchors Alabama News Network at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. along with covering stories important to Alabama viewers. He joined CBS 8 in January 2005.

As a child, Jeff had the opportunity to travel extensively around the country, from the plains of Kansas to the beaches of Hawaii. Jeff attended Troy University where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and History.

While still in school, he was hired by WTVY in Dothan, Alabama, as the weekend weather anchor. Jeff then took over morning weather duties, and evenutually became the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. weather anchor. During his time in Dothan, Jeff won several awards, including an Alabama Associated Press Award for Best Weather Anchor.

Despite his love of weather, Jeff decided to move in another direction and return to his first love — news! That’s what brings Jeff to Montgomery. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys watching movies, camping, hiking, and all kinds of trivia games. He looks forward to meeting the people of Central, West and South Alabama.

Don’t miss Jeff’s special series, Positively Alabama, which airs every Thursday night on Alabama News Network at 6:00.

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Articles

Breaking Barriers Summit Seeks to Increase HIV and HEP C Awareness

Raising awareness for the prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C in Alabama was front and center in Prattville.   The non-profit, Medical Advocacy And Outreach sponsored their 2nd annual Breaking Barriers Summit at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center.…

Sen. Elect Doug Jones Announces Senior Staff Positions

Alabama Senator-Elect Doug Jones' office announced some key positions.  Jones is set to be sworn into office tomorrow.  The following is a press release from his office. Washington D.C. - Senator-elect Doug Jones today announced the hiring of key senior staff positions including…

7-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots and Kills Himself

A 7-year-old boy was killed in what authorities say was likely an accidental shooting in Alabama. Sgt. Jack Self with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded Monday evening to a home in Concord. A preliminary investigation shows the…

Alabama AG Joins Legal Effort to Enforce Order Against Sanctuary Cities

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshal has joined a coalition of state attorney's general to support the president's executive order against sanctuary cities. The following is the press release from the Attorney General's office:               (MONTGOMERY)—Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall…

Troy Teen Beaten While Handcuffed According to His Mother

An Alabama woman says police severely beat her black 17-year-old son while he was handcuffed and she wants answers from authorities about what happened. Angela Williams shared a photo of her son's bloodied face on Facebook and it went viral.…

Judge Rejects Roy Moore's Attempt to Stop Election Certification

An Alabama judge has rejected Roy Moore's attempt to stop the state from making his defeat official in Alabama's special Senate election. Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick on Thursday denied Moore's attempt to delay the certification of votes while Moore's…

Senate Majority PAC Backed Jones' Winning Alabama Campaign

A mysterious super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's Senate race was heavily supported by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Chris Hayden, spokesman for the Senate Majority PAC, said Tuesday that the group "predominantly…