AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST SANDRA MAAS has been informing and entertaining San Diegans as a television news anchor and radio personality since 1990. She currently co-anchors KUSI’s top-rated evening newscasts weekdays at 5, 6 and 10 pm, where she’s been sharing her talents with viewers since 2004. Prior to that, she spent eleven years as a news anchor at KFMB-TV, while also serving as a network medical correspondent for CBS Newspath. Her reports on everything from the AIDS epidemic to cancer breakthroughs were recognized nationally and broadcast around the world. Sandra is also known for her past work as a regularly featured personality and newscaster on radio stations KFMB-AM and STAR 94.1 FM radio.
Sandra’s anchoring and reporting of the news has earned her more than a dozen regional Emmy® nominations, a Golden Mike Award, an Associated Press Mark Twain Award, recognition from the San Diego Press Club, and honors from the San Diego County Medical Society. In 2013, Sandra was inducted into The Silver Circle of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter, for her significant contributions to Southern California television for 25 years. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated summa cum laude from the California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.
Sandra started her career early, working as a news director/anchor at her college campus radio station KCHO in Chico and then as a news anchor at KPAY-Radio in Redding. She made the transition to television in 1984 at KRCR-TV in Redding, California, where she anchored the evening newscasts during her senior year in college. Then it was on to KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, where she served as the main anchor and the station’s health reporter for five years before finding paradise in San Diego.
Sandra is proud to be a part of the strong tradition of news and community service at KUSI-TV. She has served on several boards and has worked to raise awareness and money for Rady Children’s Hospital, the Salvation Army, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Polinsky Children’s Center, Words Alive, National Charity League and Teen Volunteers in Action. Sandra is an active member of The Trojan League of San Diego County, and the Torrey Pines High School Foundation. She has also developed a strong bond with the local business community. For the past 23 years she has been Mistress of Ceremonies for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, recognizing local companies for their entrepreneurial spirit.