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Sade Baderinwa

Sade Baderinwa
Sade Baderinwa joined Eyewitness News in 2003. She is the co-anchor of Eyewitness News at 5:00pm. She started at Eyewitness News as the Noon Anchor and reported for the evening shows. After less than six months was promoted to anchoring the 5 pm show. Prior to joining the WABC family, she anchored the Morning and Noon News at WBAL-TV Channel 11 in Baltimore. During that time she also hosted the weekly community affairs show "11 TV Hill" - taking viewers to the heart of breaking news stories - political, international and domestic.

Initially setting her sights on a career in international business, Ms. Baderinwa decided to pursue a career in television after working as a production assistant for "This Week with David Brinkley," "Nightline," "World News Tonight," and NewsOne at ABC News. During a stint at WUSA-TV in Washington DC she became a reporter trainee, which led to a two year stint as a reporter at WSLS in Roanoke, Virginia.

Sade is a big believer in doing for the community. She's testified before the Maryland State Legislature, helping to get lead safety laws passed. She's helped enact childhood eye safety laws in Baltimore City, which directly impact major injuries that little league baseball players incur. She's also developed a program at the Boys and Girls Clubs, promoting self-esteem, personal responsibility, and the importance of education. One of her beliefs, "With a little time and effort we all can make a difference."

Sade has continued her commitment to the community in the tri-state area. She has worked with numerous organizations, community leaders and students. After being struck by a hit and run driver while covering a story in Hackensack, New Jersey - Sade began to turn her attention to the issue of hit and runs. She partnered with AAA to get the message out about the growing issue. She was later recognized for her efforts as was presented with the NJ Governor's Representative Award for Traffic Safety.

Sade is currently developing a program which targets inner city students called, Getting 'Reel' With Your Dreams: The Inside Track. The goal is to build self-esteem and promote a career-oriented focus for disadvantaged New York City students. Through a 'hands-on' workshop with top professionals in the film and television industry, Getting Reel will introduce students to a wide range of career possibilities within these fields, including but not limited to, writing, producing, directing and acting. As a reality-based initiative, the program will also include the many skilled career paths including lighting, electrical, hair and makeup, costume, script supervision, video and audio production.

Taught and monitored by real-world professionals in real-world working environments, students will get the opportunity to see first-hand just how these jobs are done - and why - ensuring an in-depth understanding of the respective disciplines. Getting Reel invites the creative student who may or may not have considered a specific career to rethink his or her approach to the future. $25,000 will be given out as scholarships to top performing students. Sade has partnered with New York Women in Film & Television and the Lincoln Center Institute for the program, which is expected to launch in the fall.

Naturally outgoing and adventurous, Sade has climbed glaciers, wing walked, bungee jumped, hang glided and sky dived! She believes in living life to the fullest. Never allowing circumstances to hold you back. "We are all responsible for our lives and our future." She believes we should all dare to dream big, dare to have the discipline and fortitude in making it happen. "If we drown out our own inner voice we drown out the key to our individual happiness."

Sade is a native Baltimorean and an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park.