Stacey Sager joined the Eyewitness News team in 1996. Since then, she has covered a wide range of local, national and international stories, including the war in Kosovo, the Al Qaeda prisoners in Cuba, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, the death of JFK junior, the crash of TWA flight 800, and the horrific attack on September 11th.
Following the attack, Stacey quickly discovered how difficult and personal her job was as a journalist after spending hours with families desperately searching for loved ones killed in the World Trade Center. The sorrow of that week was something she never thought she would ever see as a journalist or as a human being.
Stacey's first on-air job in television was at a small station in Bangor, Maine. She then reported at WNEP-TV, the ABC affiliate in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and WJAR-TV, an NBC station in Providence, Rhode Island.
A New York native, Stacey has lived and studied in Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Born in Flushing, Queens, she grew up primarily in Dix Hills, Long Island. Stacey attended Tufts University, majoring in political science and later earned a master's degree in broadcast journalism from the Medill School of Northwestern University.
While in Providence, Stacey was nominated for two Emmy Awards, and won the Michael P. Metcalf Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
In the spring of 1999 at Eyewitness News, Stacey completed a revealing two-part special on how she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 30. It was a unique, first-person account of the though decision making process young women in crisis face. Fully recovered, Stacey has made it a mission to inspire women to get out and get screened.
Since then, Stacey has been honored with humanitarian awards and was honored for volunteer work with the American Cancer Society, which raises awareness about breast cancer and highlights and the importance of getting mammograms. Stacey co-hosts annual Emmy Award winning specials on breast cancer for Channel 7, and promotes the station's involvement in the American Cancer Society's annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk, which raises millions of dollars for breast cancer awareness and research. It is an issue that will be near and dear to her heart, as are the many stories she covers on women's issues in general.
Stacey lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.