Sade Baderinwa

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Sade Baderinwa
Born Folasade Olayinka Baderinwa
(1969-04-14) April 14, 1969 (age 49)
Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) Co-anchor of Eyewitness News at 5:00pm for WABC-TV (2003-present) with Diana Williams and the Co-anchor for "Eyewitness News at 11" (2011-present) with Bill Ritter.

Folasade Olayinka Baderinwa, known professionally as Sade Baderinwa (/ˈʃɑːd ˈbɑːdərɪnwɑː/ SHAH-day BAH-dər-in-wah), (born April 14, 1969) is a news anchor at New York's WABC Channel 7. 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, where she anchored the news on WBAL-TV for nearly three years.[1] Sade replaced Roz Abrams, who left WABC in 2003 to take over the 5 and 11 p.m. anchor duties at WCBS-TV.[2] On July 23, 2004 while preparing a report on location in Hackensack, New Jersey about local flooding, she was struck by a hit and run driver who went through police lines.[3][4][5] After multiple surgeries and months of recovery and physical therapy,[6] Sade returned to Eyewitness News on December 13, 2004.

Baderinwa was the anchor of the noon broadcasts before being promoted to 5 p.m. with Diana Williams. Sade appeared on The View as a guest co-host on October 27, 2006. In May, 2011, Baderinwa 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. Baderinwa continues to anchor the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. news.[7]

Her father is Nigerian (Yoruba) and her mother is German. Her first name, "Folasade", means "Honor confers a crown".[8] She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park.[1] After being abandoned at a young age, Baderinwa was adopted by a middle-class African American family. She has maintained contact with her biological father who resides in Nigeria, as well as with her adoptive family.[9]


  1. ^ a b Biography at "Sade Baderinwa". WABC-TV. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  2. ^ St. George, Donna (2006-10-31). "A Politician Who Thinks Like a Linebacker". Washington Post. pp. A01. Retrieved 2006-12-03. 
  3. ^ WABC-TV: Sade Baderinwa Update: Cops Hunt Driver, $5,000 Reward Offered Archived 2004-12-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Huff, Richard; Hufte, Tom (2004-07-24). "Daily News: TV news anchor struck in hit-and-run". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 2006-06-29. Retrieved 2006-12-03. 
  5. ^ "WBAL-TV: Sade Baderinwa talks about accident that nearly killed her". 2005-02-24. Archived from the original on 2006-11-27. Retrieved 2006-12-03. 
  6. ^ Huff, Richard (2004-12-17). "Ch. 7 anchor's road to recovery". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 2005-12-27. Retrieved 2006-12-03. 
  7. ^ Huff, Richard (2011-04-22). "Inner Tube: Liz Cho, David Novarro to anchor 'Eyewitness News First at 4,' taking 'Oprah' timeslot". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  8. ^ Meaning of Folasade in
  9. ^ Stephanie Shapiro (May 12, 2002). "Anchor In Her Life". The Baltimore Sun. 

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