Stacey Sager Biography|Profile
Stacey Sager is a skilled American journalist currently working at WABC as an anchor. She joined the Eyewitness News team in 1996. Since then, she has covered a wide range of local, national, and international stories, including the Bush-Gore presidential race, the war in Kosovo, the Al Qaeda prisoners in Cuba, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, the death of JFK junior, the crash of TWA flight 800, the horrific attacks of September 11th, and the pandemic.
Stacey Sager Age
How old is Sager? She is around 50 years old as of 2023. Her age is currently not available, research is ongoing will update it as soon as it is available.
Stacey Sager Education
She attended and graduated from Tufts University, majoring in political science, and later earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University.
Stacey Sager Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Stacey Sager Family
Sager is the daughter of Jerome Sager of Guttenberg, New Jersey while her mother was known as the later Marilyn Wendy Sager. However, she has not revealed the names of her siblings.
Stacey Sager Husband|Wedding
Sager is happily married to Andrew Loring Platt. The couple tied the knot in 2001 by Albert Sturmer at the Harmonie Club in New York. Together the couple has been blessed with two daughters. She resides in Nassau County with her husband and children.
Stacey Sager Children
Together the couple has been blessed with two daughters. She resides in Nassau County with her husband and children.
Stacey Sager Career
Her first on-air job in television was at a small station in Bangor, Maine. She then reported at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. Sager has received numerous Emmy nominations and has won 4 Emmy awards: one for her coverage of the 2007 steampipe explosion in midtown Manhattan; one for her coverage of Hurricane Isaias aftermath; one for the effects of cold weather on Long Island; and one for a WABC-TV breast cancer special throughout her career. In addition, she is also a recipient of the prestigious Michael P. Metcalf Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Sager quickly learned how difficult and personal her job is as a journalist after spending hours with families desperately searching for loved ones killed in the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attacks. The sorrow of that week was something she never thought she would see again as a journalist or human being. Still, years later she would discover the pain of the pandemic, revealing more of those critical stories of suffering, survival, and loss.
Stacey Sager Cancer|Illiness
At the age of 30, Sager completed a revealing Eyewitness News special on how she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. It was a unique, first-person account of the tough decision-making process faced by young women in crisis.
Then, in the spring of 2011, she faced yet another cancer diagnosis. Doctors discovered a pre-invasive ovarian cancer in the lining of her fallopian tubes. She was also diagnosed with BRCA1, a genetic mutation that increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Additionally, she made a decision once again to take viewers on her journey through surgery and the decisions that followed, urging women at risk to get screened for genetic mutations that cause these cancers. She has made it a mission to inspire women to get out and get screened after her full recovery.
Stacey Sager Awards
Sager has been honored with several humanitarian awards and was cited for her volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. She also works largely with organizations such as TEALWALK and the Basser Center, which are dedicated to helping women with ovarian cancer and BRCA-related cancers. Furthermore, she has co-hosted Channel 7’s annual Emmy Award-winning breast cancer specials, worked with Pink Aid to raise money for women struggling with breast cancer, and is an avid promoter and participant in the American Cancer Society’s annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk, which raises millions of dollars for breast cancer awareness and research. It is an issue that will be near and dear to her heart, as are the many stories she covers on women’s issues in general.
She originates from New York and has lived and studied in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Born in Flushing, Queens, she was raised primarily in Dix Hills, Long Island. She attended and graduated from Tufts University, majoring in political science, and later earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University. Sager resides in Nassau County with her husband and two daughters. She also loves running. Her hobby of home gardening is also a source of pure pride and joy.
Stacey Sager Salary|Net Worth
Sager has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.