Sandra Ali Biography
Sandra Ali is an American anchor and reporter working for CBS Detroit as a weekday morning co-anchor from 5 am to 7 am alongside Kris Laudien.
Sandra Ali Education
Ali was born in New York City and later on, she was brought up in Egypt for her early childhood days before her family migrated to the United States. She attended Syracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Journalism where she graduated summa cum laude while she was 20 years old. Sandra then studied at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism where she earned her master’s degree in journalism.
Sandra Ali Career
After having completed her education, Sandra secured her first television job in Altoona Pennsylvania at WTAJ where she worked for two years. Later on, Ali relocated to the Motor City where she served as an anchor of the top-rated weekend editions of “Fox 2 News at 6” and “Fox 2 News at 10” as well as a reporter for Fox 2 News. In addition, she has made a number of regular network appearances on CNN Headline News, CNN, and Fox News channels.
Over the years, Ali has won a number of awards and in 2002, she won the Associated Press award for Best Hard News Reporter. In 2003, she was awarded an Association of Broadcasters award for Best Breaking News Reporter. Furthermore, she has secured major interviews including; with the Queen of Jordan, then Secretary of State Colin Powell, and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. In August 2004, Sandra relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio where she joined NBC affiliate WLWT. While she was at WLWT, she served as a main anchor for the 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts for six years.
Together with her family, they later relocated back to Detroit where she worked at NBC affiliate, WDIV and spent 13 years at the station while serving as the 6 and 11 pm weekend anchor. Ali would also substitute on weekdays and also served as a franchise reporter on the station’s special projects unit. In addition, while Sandra worked at WDIV, she covered a number of major national stories such as the Washington DC demonstrations in 2018 after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. She also covered the students from metro Detroit who traveled to support children who survived the mass shooting at Robb elementary school in 2022.
During Ali’s free time, she enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, playing games with her children, reading, traveling, working out, and spending as much time as she can with her family and friends. Sandra has run the Detroit half marathon, twice!
Sandra Ali Salary
Ali earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Sandra Ali Net Worth
Ali has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor and reporter.
Sandra Ali Age
Ali was born on September 25, 1975, in New York City, United States. She is 47 years old as of 2022, and she celebrates her birthday on the 25th of September every year.
Sandra Ali Height
Ali stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Sandra Ali Weight Loss
Ali weighs 55 kg (121 lbs). She disclosed in an interview that she struggled with her weight and that she had PCOS. Sandra was able to shed 50 pounds in 61 days and disclosed that she was able to lose weight after eating a well-balanced meal on a regular basis. She also stated that her first weight reduction was gradual, and she even doubted that these recommendations would be of any help. In addition, she got support from her friends which motivated her to work more on herself.
Sandra Ali Family
Ali likes to keep her personal life private hence she has neither disclosed the names of her parent nor those of her siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Sandra Ali Husband
Ali is married to Shawn Ley who is also an anchor working at Local 4. The two met after Shawn took up a job in Detroit where Sandra resided and worked. Shawn and Ali tied the knot in 2006 and together they have 4 children. Sandra resides in Detroit together with her family.
Sandra Ali Children
Together the couple has been blessed with 4 children including twins. Their first child was born in 2010, who they named Roman, and later on, they were blessed with a daughter, Isla. They lastly had a set of twin boys who they named Grant and Tamer.
Does Sandra Ali have cancer?
Ali has not disclosed any information about her being diagnosed with any cancer. However, an update of this information will be done when available.
Sandra Ali Leaving WDIV
Ali worked at WDIV for 13 years and while she was at the station, she served as the 6 and 11 pm weekend anchor. However, she left the WDIV team in late January 2023.