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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Mayor Nixes Move to Ban Media from City Council Meetings

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Moonshine Operation Found in East Alabama

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Border Patrol Agent Shot Near U.S.-Mexico Border

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Mother Charged in Death of Boy Found in Hotel Freezer

Police in Alabama have arrested the mother of a baby whose body was found inside a freezer in a hotel room. News outlets report 36-year-old Amanda Gail Oakes is charged with manslaughter and corpse abuse in the death of 6-month-old…

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Van Hits at Least 8 People in Toronto

Canadian police say a van in Toronto has struck at least 8 people, but that the cause of the incident and the extent of the injuries are not yet known. Authorities say the white van hit the crowd of pedestrians…

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Waffle House Shooting Suspect Arrested

Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle. Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday. Police in Nashville, Tennessee,…

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Tornadoes Confirmed from Alabama Storms

The National Weather Service confirms at least three tornadoes in Alabama from Sunday storms, and is surveying other parts of southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. A storm with estimated winds of 80 mph (130 kph) overturned five recreational vehicles…

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