Ann Sanders

Ann Sanders (15 March, 1960), is an Australian television journalist and news presenter.

Ann Sanders
Sanders in 2013 at the Women of Style Awards
Born (1960-03-15) 15 March 1960
OccupationJournalist & news presenter
Years active1980s-present
OrganizationSeven Network
TitleSeven News presenter
AwardsLogie Award, Most Popular Female TV Personality, Western Australia (1981)

Logie Award, Most Popular Female TV Personality, Western Australia (1982)

Better Hearing Association's Clear Speech Award[1]

Sanders is currently the presenter of Seven Morning News and Seven Afternoon News Sydney.


Sanders began her broadcasting career with SAS-7 in Adelaide, South Australia as a weather presenter before moving to Seven Perth. During this time she won two consecutive (1981/1982) Logie Awards for Most Popular Female Personality in Western Australia. She moved to Sydney in 1983 to join Network Ten as a consumer reporter and news presenter before returning to the Seven Network as a news presenter in 1988.

Sanders joined the national morning news program 11AM in 1990 and travelled to Chernobyl, reporting on the radiation fall-out disaster. Sanders started presenting the weeknight edition of Seven News Sydney in 1995, before being joined by Ross Symonds in 1998 until she moved to weekends in 2004. She stayed until May 2006 when she swapped roles with Chris Bath to present Seven Morning News.[2]

Sanders was in Thredbo at the scene of the landslide disaster in 1997 and collected a Logie Award on behalf of the Seven News team for coverage of the event. Other major stories she has covered include the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in London; the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania and the Waterfall train disaster. She was also involved in Federal and State election coverages and the Sydney Olympics in 2000 for Seven News.

Sanders previously presented hourly news updates on The Morning Show with Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur from 2007 until 2015.[2] Ryan Phelan replaced her due to her taking on Seven Afternoon News.

Sanders has filled in for Natalie Barr on Sunrise. She is also a fill-in presenter for Seven News Sydney. She previously hosted the national Seven Afternoon News bulletin at 4pm, before it was replaced by state-based bulletins in 2017.[3][4] Sanders continues to host the local Sydney edition of this bulletin.

Personal life

Sanders is patron of The Children's Music Foundation, is on the women's advisory committee for the National Breast Cancer Centre, and is an ambassador for Osteoporosis Australia.


  1. "Ann Sanders". Yahoo. 1 January 2010.
  2. Ann Sanders, profile, Seven News, 26 May 2008, 07:45pm, Retrieved 30 December 2010 (UTC)
  3. "Seven News Adelaide launching local 4pm bulletin - Mediaweek".
  4. Knox, David (14 July 2017). "New arvo bulletin for Seven in Adelaide".

Preceded by
Chris Bath
Seven Morning News

2006 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Melissa Doyle
Seven Afternoon News

2015 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent (New South Wales)
Jacqueline Felgate/Mike Amor (Victoria)
Kendall Gilding (Queensland)
Rosanna Mangiarelli (South Australia)
Samantha Jolly (Western Australia)
Preceded by
New television program
The Morning Show
News presenter

2007 - 2015
Succeeded by
Ryan Phelan
Preceded by
Chris Bath
Seven News Sydney
Weekend presenter

2004 - 2005
Succeeded by
Chris Bath
Preceded by
Roger Climpson
Seven News Sydney
Weeknight presenter

1995 - 1997 (solo)
1998 - 2003 (co-anchor with Ross Symonds)
Succeeded by
Ian Ross
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