Sachelle Saunders anchors the weekend newscasts for CBS 58, and reports during the week.
A proud Midwestern girl, Sachelle hails from right across the border in Rockford, Illinois. That’s also where she caught the TV bug, trading in morning cartoons for the morning news as a child.
Sachelle would find herself as the first anchor of the newly launched FOX 39 News in the Morning in Rockford years later. She began working for the WTVO/FOX 39 duopoly station as a Multimedia Journalist, writing, shooting, and editing her own stories. Impressed by her work ethic, Sachelle was eventually moved to Weekend Anchor, and then finally Morning Anchor.
While at WTVO/FOX 39, Sachelle took special interest in reporting on faith and the African-American community and how the two can intersect when tackling issues of crime, poverty, and discrimination. Her insight was especially helpful in the newsroom in the case of a man fatally shot in a church basement and the racial-divide that followed. Other memorable stories include the $54 million Rita Crundwell scandal that received national attention, and the 2010 Caledonia tornado.
Sachelle received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago, where she graduated with honors. She is an avid church-goer, singer, and volunteer who has received many awards and commendations for work she has done in the community. Sachelle is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
However, Sachelle considers being a mother and wife as her biggest accomplishment. When she signs off from the news, she shifts into “mommy-gear,” running after her young daughter and son.