Jeff Sanders

Assistant News Director/Anchor

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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. and covers stories important to Alabama viewers. He joined CBS 8 in January of 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 brought 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.

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Articles

Arrest Made in Pipe Bomb Mailings

Law enforcement officers were seen on television Friday examining a white van, its windows covered with an assortment of stickers, in the city of Plantation, Florida. The stickers included images of American flags, and what appeared to be logos of…

38 Sick From Tainted Eggs Linked to Alabama Farm

The government says 38 people in seven states have gotten sick from eggs produced by an Alabama poultry farm. The Food and Drug Administration says the illnesses are linked to salmonella-tainted eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms, which is north of…

Alabama Gov. Ivey Extends Fundraising Lead Over Maddox

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended her fundraising lead in the race for governor. According to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday, Ivey reported raising more than $735,000 last month. Challenger Walt Maddox reported raising $373,000. Ivey’s largest September contributors were…

Center Stage in Houston County Agrees to Cease Gambling Operations

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has announced an agreement to cease illegal gambling operations at Center Stage in Houston County.  The following is the press release from the Attorney General’s office:     Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Cessation of…

Drought Returns to Parts of Alabama

A new federal assessment says drought is creeping back into Alabama. The latest report from the National Drought Mitigation Center released Thursday says parts of five counties in northwestern Alabama are in a moderate drought. Most of the Tennessee Valley…

Man Killed by Alabama State Trooper Identified

Authorities have identified a man killed in a shooting by an Alabama state trooper. The coroner’s office in Jefferson County says 33-year-old Mitchell Owen Buel of Etowah County died in the gunfire early Wednesday. Al.com reports that Buel had a…

Selma Police Officers Ambushed

An Alabama police chief says two of his officers were lured and ambushed by “cowards,” and that it’s not the first time it’s happened. Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier tells AL.com that up to eight shots were fired at two…

Man Accused of Soliciting 14-Year-Old Online

An Alabama man is accused of soliciting a 14-year-old girl for sexual favors online. Capt. Trent Beasley with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets that 21-year-old Noah Zachary Bracaloni was arrested Monday on a charge of electronic solicitation…

Alabama AG Attends Lavish Retreat in South Carolina

A CBS News investigation reveals several Republican attorneys general attended a lavish retreat in South Carolina.  Among those seen attending the retreat was Alabama Attorney General Steven Marshall.  The report cites that several lobbyists shelled out $125,000 to also attend…