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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President Trump Backs Roy Moore, Discounts Allegations

President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival. Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his…

Moore Campaign Provides Witnesses to Refute Accuser

The Roy Moore campaign has provided a news release with statements from people who refute the details of one of Moore's accusers.  Beverly Nelson along with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference where she claimed she met Moore when…

Roy Moore's Wife Defends Husband

The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual assault allegations. Kayla Moore spoke out in defense of her husband on Friday. She says they have been married for…

Alabama's Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop

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Taste of the South: Pecan Pie

Folks in the south love their desserts.  And for many, nothing is more southern than pecan pie.  Jeff Sanders goes in search for a taste of the south.

Jay Jacobs Steps Down as Auburn Athletic Director

Longtime Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says he will step down by June 2018. Jacobs announced Friday in a letter to Auburn fans that he informed President Steven Leath of his decision earlier this week. He says he will leave…

Taste of the South: Cornbread Dressing

When it comes to delicious, southern style Thanksgiving meals, we southerners usually opt for dressing and not stuffing.  But what does it take to make the best dressing?  Jeff Sanders goes in search…