Sachelle Saunders joined the News 6 Team in January 2016 as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
The Rockford, IL native decided to ditch the cold weather of the Midwest in favor of the warm and sunny skies of Central Florida.
Sachelle started her career in her hometown of Rockford working for WTVO, FOX 39, as a multimedia journalist, where she soon moved into the role of weekend anchor.
She then helped launch the FOX 39 Morning News show, as the main anchor, and was the first local African-American anchor in Rockford.
Sachelle’s next news stop was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was weekend anchor at CBS 58. While there, she helped lead the coverage on the police-involved shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, and also covered the "Slenderman" stabbings, both garnering national attention.
Sachelle enjoys covering issues of race, faith, and disparities in urban communities. The Midwest-girl also isn't a stranger to stories only the north would understand, like blizzards, and snow several feet high.
Most importantly, Sachelle understands that true reporting comes from being an active part of the community, and participates in volunteering activities through church involvement, and her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, as well as other organizations. In turn, she has received many awards and acknowledgments for her work.
Sachelle doesn't have any spare time, because she has a 6-year-old daughter, and a 2-year-old son. She considers being a wife and mom as her greatest accomplishments, and is blessed to know what it means to "have it all."
If you have a story idea for Sachelle, email her at email@example.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Favorite Food: Pizza, and NO ONE makes it like Chicago/Rockford
Favorite genre of music: Gospel and R&B
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Movie: The Color Purple
Favorite Quote: "For we know, that all things work together for the good, for those who love God, and are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
Place I would love to visit: Africa!