Epic Journalist, Folasade Olayinka Baderinwa who is professionally known as Sade Baderinwa was born on April 14, 1969. She is a news anchor at New York’s WABC Channel 7. Her father is Nigerian from the Yoruba tribe and her mother is German. She was abandoned at a young age but was later adopted by a middle-class African American family.
Sade is a graduated from the University of Maryland College Park. She co-anchors the weekday 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News alongside Diana Williams and the 11pm news with Bill Ritter.
She joined WABC in 2003 after a stint in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland as a replacement for Roz Abrams and anchored the news on WBAL-TV for nearly three years.
On July 23, 2004, Sade was hit by a hit and run driver while preparing a report on location in Hackensack, New Jersey about local flooding. After multiple surgeries and months of recovery and physical therapy, Sade returned to Eyewitness News on December 13, 2004.
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She was also the anchor of the noon broadcasts before being promoted to 5 p.m. with Diana Williams. On October 27, 2006, Sade appeared on The View as a guest co-host and in May, 2011, she became co-anchor of the 11 p.m. news with Bill Ritter, replacing Liz Cho, who left that slot to anchor the new WABC 4 p.m newscast, which debuted due to the departure of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Sade continues to anchor the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. news.