Ford Sanders

Ford Sanders joined the WNCT team in January of 2021 as an on-air reporter/multimedia journalist.

He is originally from Nashville, Tenn., and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville where he earned a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media.

In his time at UTK, Ford was a reporter and anchor for his school’s newscast “UT Today.” Ford also worked in production with the SEC Network for about half of his college career.

He also reported for WVLT News in Knoxville, Tenn., as a Digital Reporter/Content Producer. He parted ways with the company when he was offered an internship with CBS News in New York City and CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.

Prior to his time at WVLT News, Ford lived in Prague, CZ for the summer of 2019 and worked as an international fellow with Transitions Online News and Reuters.

Ford was awarded the Courtney Lyle Broadcast Scholarship and the UTK Journalism School’s Broadcast Excellence Scholarship.

Outside of his time at WNCT, Ford loves being with friends and enjoying anything that has to do with dogs. 

Ford is excited to be in North Carolina and is glad to know its neighbors with his home in Tennessee. For news tips and inquiries, please email him at

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