Saundra Weathers has been a proud reporter with Spectrum Bay News 9 since 2012. To Saundra, giving viewers a clear and concise representation of a story helps demonstrate its significance. It’s especially amazing when Saundra sees how her stories help people or even change laws and policies. There’s no better feeling than helping the community.
A Florida native, Saundra attended Florida A&M University, where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Saundra’s proudest work includes her coverage as the lead reporter in the Justice For All series that focuses on equity, inclusion, and disparities. Some of her most memorable stories include her coverage of the murder of two-year-old Jordan Belliveau and a high school senior who was banned from wearing her military uniform to graduation. Both stories got the attention of lawmakers who eventually proposed and passed new legislation.
Saundra has earned awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. She’s also been nominated for several Emmy awards.
Saundra grew up on the East coast of Florida, but the Gulf Coast beaches have her heart. Maybe she’ll even see a dolphin there - which never fails to make her day. In her free time, you might find Saundra swimming, traveling, or giving back to FAMU by mentoring students and assisting with journalism seminars.