Sa Beining

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Sà Beìníng
Native name 撒贝宁
Born (1976-03-23) March 23, 1976 (age 42)
Zhanjiang, Guangdong
Residence Beijing
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Peking University
Occupation Host, Journalist
Years active 1999 - present
Known for Legal Report
Television China Central Television (CCTV)
Spouse(s) Lisa Hoffman, aka Lǐ Bái (m. 2016)
Parent(s) Father: Sà Shìguì
Mother: Dèng Yǎjuān
Awards Golden Mike Award
Golden Eagle Award for Best Programme Host

Sa Beining (simplified Chinese: 撒贝宁; traditional Chinese: 撒貝寧; pinyin: Sà Beìníng; born 23 March 1976) is a Chinese television host known for his work for China Central Television (CCTV). He served as the one-time anchor of the documentary program Legal Report (今日说法).


Sa Beining was born in a military family in Zhanjiang, Guangdong in March 1976, the son of Dèng Yǎjuān (邓雅娟), a graduate of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, and Sà Shìguì (撒世贵), a Chinese actor in Wuhan Drama Theatre, he has a younger sister: Sà Bèinà (撒贝娜).[1] He is of Hui ethnicity.

He started to perform on stage at the age of four, by age eleven, he hosted a house-party with his sister at home.[1]

Sa received his LLM from Peking University in 1998, majoring in Law.

After graduation, he joined the China Central Television, he hosted Legal Report (今日说法), Shouxi Yehua (首席夜话), Seeing (看见), and To Speak (开讲啦). For his work in television he received the 2006 Golden Mike Award and the 2004 Golden Eagle Award for Best Programme Host.

Personal life[edit]

Sa was in a relationship with Tú Jīngwěi (涂经纬) in 2006, they split in 2009.[2][3] Then Sa reportedly had a whirlwind romance with Cén Lílán (岑黎阑).[2][3][4] Sa was involved in a relationship with actress Zhang Ziyi beginning in September 2011; they split in 2013.[5][6] In 2015, Sa was seen dating Canadian singer Lisa Hoffman (known by her Chinese name 李白, Lǐ Bái).[7] They married on 28 March 2016.[8]


  1. ^ a b 撒贝宁家庭背景曝光:保送进北大 父母是军官 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  2. ^ a b 金童玉女劳燕分飞 涂经纬与撒贝宁分手内幕曝光 . Xinhua News (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  3. ^ a b 涂经纬恋上"金主"享奢华 撒贝宁新女友曝光 . Chinanews (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  4. ^ 美女主播经纬"金主"男友曝光 . (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  5. ^ 撒贝宁被曝主动邀章子怡上央视 两人恋情早已公开 . Ifeng (in Chinese). Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  6. ^ 撒贝宁两次承认与章子怡热恋 笑言:这案子破了 (in Chinese). Chinanews. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  7. ^ "章子怡汪峰订婚是假 撒贝宁另觅新欢叫李白是真". 163 Entertainment. 
  8. ^ "没一点点防备!撒贝宁与外籍女友李白领证结婚". Sohu Entertainment.