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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Mother Dead In Woods

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ABC Board Backs Off Margarita Pitcher Ban

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More Shake-ups in the Kay Ivey Administration

There are more cabinet and staff shake-ups in the administration of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.  Today, Ivey's office announced the appointment of  Lynn Beshear as Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health.  Plus, State EMA Director Art Faulkner announced his retirement.… continue reading ›

Escaped Alabama Inmate Captured in Tennessee

An inmate who escaped from a work release center in Alabama has been captured in Tennessee. A statement from Alabama prison officials says 29-year-old Ryan Edward Wilson was arrested by U.S. marshals near Newport, Tennessee, on Thursday. Wilson escaped from… continue reading ›