Sade Baderinwa is a news anchor working with WABC Channel 7 in New York City. Baderinwa co-anchors Eyewitness News together with Diana Williams on the weekday 5 p.m. editions of the program. She also co-anchors the 11 pm news together with Bill Ritter. Before Baderinwa started anchoring at WBAL-TV, she was a reporter working for WSLS in Roanoke, Virginia. She also took the role of a reporter trainee working with WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.
Baderinwa worked as a production assistance with ABC News were she contributed on the programs such as ABC News NewsOne, World News Tonight, This Week with David Brinkley, and Nightline.
Baderinwa was born April 14 in 1969 at Baltimore, USA. Her mother was German and father Nigerian. She went to University of Maryland College Park. Baderinwa has a conflicting background where she was abandoned at a tender age. She was then adopted by an American African family of middle class. She however continues to maintain contact with the father who left for Nigeria. She also maintains contact with the adoptive family.
After graduating from University of Maryland, College Park with a major in resource economics and agriculture business, she had a backpacking trip in Europe. When on that trip, she discovered that she was destined to becoming a reporter. She found herself interviewing other people she met on roads.
Baderinwa had news casting positions both in Washington and Roanoke, VA before she joined WBAL in 2003. She anchored news on the channel WBAL-TV for about 3 years before she went to WABC. She took the place of Roz Abrams who had left WABC in same year she came in. Baderinwa took over the duties of Roz Abrams, which included the 5 and 11 p.m. anchoring at WCBS-TV.
A devastating thing happened to her on July 23, 2004 when she was doing a report about local flooding in Hackensack, New Jersey. She was stuck by a motorists on a hit and run situation. The motorist went through the police check lines.
Baderinwa had to go through multiple surgeries and upon months of recovery and having physical therapy, she gained her health back and returned to anchor the program Eyewitness News in December of 2004. Baderinwa anchored noon broadcasts and later was promoted to take the 5 p.m. broadcasts with Diana Williams.
On October 27, 2006, the 5 feet 6 inch tall Baderinwa appeared as a guest co-host on the show The View. She started co-anchoring with Bill Ritter on the 11 p.m. news in May 2011, after replacing Liz Cho, who had left the position to take the newly introduced new WABC 4 p.m. newscast. This program was brought in after the exit of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Today, Baderinwa anchors the 5 and 11 p.m. news at WABC.
Is Sage Baderniwa married?
Rumors indicate that Baderinwa is currently not married but she might be in a relationship. Previously, she was involved in a relationship indignity with Martin J. O Malley, mayor of Baltimore. In that affair, it is said that she became pregnant. The relationship might also have had something to do with her accident.
Sade Baderinwa – Salary and Net Worth
It is believed that Baderinwa has a net worth of between $5 to $10 million and her salary is around $1 million.