Kerry Sanders Biography
Kerry Sanders is an American multiple award-winning journalist currently working as a correspondent for NBC News. In addition, Sanders worked as a general news reporter for a number of Florida television stations including WTLV in Jacksonville, FI, WINK in Ft. Myers, WTVT, the CBS affiliate, and later Fox Owned and Operated Station in Tampa, and WTVJ in Miami.
Kerry Sanders Age|Birthday
Sanders was born on October 19, 1960. Therefore, he is 62 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday on 19th October every year.
Kerry Sanders Height|Weight
Sanders’ height is 5 feet 5 inches (approximately 165 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 58 kilograms.
Kerry Sanders Family
Sanders was born in New York to his parents. However, Kerry has not disclosed his parents’ identities or if he has any siblings.
Kerry Sanders Wife
Sanders is happily married to his loving wife, Deborah Sharp, a writer and former correspondent for USA Today. Additionally, the duo met while covering a story ‘in a frozen farm field in romantic Immokalee, Florida. Moreover, they late exchanged their marriage vows and tied the knot. However, information about if the couple has children is not publicly available.
Kerry Sanders Education
Sanders graduated in 1982 from the University of South Florida where he earned his bachelor’s degree and later the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Kerry Sanders Career
Since 1996, Sanders has been NBC’s Miami-based correspondent covering news mainly in the South and throughout Latin America. Moreover, he contributes regularly to NBC Nightly News, Today, MSNBC, and occasionally to Dateline NBC. Additionally, he covers breaking news and feature stories and has more than 30 years of experience providing in-the-field-reports during hurricanes.
Moreover, he was one of NBC’s embedded reporters during the Iraq war traveling with the US Marine Corps. Additionally, he has extensively covered the war on terror in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. Furthermore, for his television experience, he built the early portion around learning to cover fast-breaking news in Florida, the nation’s fourth most populous state. Sanders worked for 5 and a half years at WTVT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Tampa before settling in Miami. Moreover, he worked at the ABC affiliate in Jacksonville, Fla., and the CBS affiliate in Ft. Myers, Fla. in the early 1980s. Additionally, Kerry began his career as a 20-year-old in Lima, Peru for he was long interested in foreign affairs and broadcasting and was a newsreader for Radio del Pacifico.
Prior to working at the NBC network in May 1996, he spent five years at WTVJ-TV, the NBC-owned station in Miami that has often served as a launching board for reporters destined for national careers. Besides, while at WTVJ, he was a regular contributor for Today. Additionally, Sanders’s reports included coverage of the Alas Airline crash in the Dominican Republic, the American Airlines crash in Columbia, and the ATF siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
Awards and nominations
Kerry was a member of the NBC Nightly News reporting team that was awarded a Peabody and the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Besides, he has received other numerous national awards. Moreover, Kerry was a member of the NBC News team that won the Edward R. Murrow award in 2011 for his live coverage of the Titanic wreckage in the North Atlantic. Furthermore, for his coverage of the 33 Chileans trapped deep in a mine, Sanders was awarded a 2011 Society of Professional Journalists Bronze Medal.
Furthermore, he was awarded a National Headliner Award for his reporting on Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. Additionally, Sanders was awarded an Emmy as a member of the NBC News team reporting on the 2008 national election. Moreover, he was awarded an Emmy in 2005 as a member of the NBC News team reporting on Hurricane Katrina. Furthermore, Kerry won the Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of Kosovo in 2000. He was honored with the prestigious Columbia-DuPont, recognized for his reporting from Haiti as a military coup rocked the country in 1994. Furthermore, for his compelling coverage of the widespread devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Sanders shared another Columbia DuPont award.
Moreover, he was also a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award and the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow for coverage of Hurricane Andrew and the aftermath of the storm. Besides, Kerry also received the National Headliner Award, the Wolfson Media Award, and two regional Emmy awards.
Kerry Sanders’s Net Worth
Sanders’ net worth is $10 million. In addition, Kerry earns an annual salary of $156,540.