Hosea Sanders, a highly-successful broadcast journalist from Arkadelphia, came back to Henderson State University Dec. 7 where his career began in the late 1970s. Sanders’ friend and former classmate, Greg Harris, presented a plaque to Sanders that reads: “In recognition of HSU alumnus Hosea Sanders for his outstanding career in broadcast journalism which all began at Henderson State University, right here on the air at KSWH-LP 1.0.5 FM.”
Sanders spoke to Henderson’s broadcast journalism class before the presentation. The plaque was then placed on KSWH studio wall in the Garrison Center. Sanders graduated from Henderson in 1979.
Sanders anchors the primetime newscast for Chicago’s ABC 7, provides regular reports for evening newscasts on issues important to Chicago neighborhoods, and covers key disability related stories.
He also hosts the Emmy Award winning series “Heart and Soul,” which showcases Chicago’s vibrant African-American community.
Prior to joining ABC 7, Sanders worked at TV stations in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Little Rock. He has won 12 Emmy Awards, gaining honors for live coverage, spot news, entertainment reporting, news writing, programming, and overall news achievement.
He has received more than 100 awards throughout his career from various churches, civic and community organizations for his community service.