Best recognized as the news anchor of New York-based television network WABC-TV, Folsade Olayinka “Sade” Baderinwa is an acclaimed journalist of America. Sade co-anchors the channel’s one of the highest rated weekday show called Eyewitness News. She has been serving as an invaluable part of WABC since 2003.
Sade Baderinwa Short Bio
Baderinwa was adopted by a middle-class family of African American descendant after she was abandoned by her birth parents when she was a kid. Like her biological parents, her adoptive parents are also unknown to the media. She has German and Nigerian roots from her biological parents.
Raised in her hometown, Baltimore, Sade received her college education from University of Maryland, College Park. Graduating from the university, she went on to kick-start her professional journey by getting enrolled in Maryland-based TV network called WBAL-TV. She worked for the television channel for nearly three years.
Leaving WBAL-TV in 2003, Baderinwa became a part of WABC-TV, the broadcasting station of the ABC television network. As she joined the station, she replaced journalist Roz Abrams who left the station to begin working with WCBS-TV.
Return to television after 2004 accident
Needing to take a break from reporting duties due to an accident, Baderinwa could not appear on television from 23 July to 13 December of 2004. Upon returning, she continued co-anchoring the noon broadcast of Eyewitness News. Sade Baderinwa is still a co-anchor of Eyewitness News but of the 5 p.m. version. She is accompanied by journalist Diana Williams on the program.
Sade Baderinwa is also co-anchoring the 11 p.m. news broadcast alongside journalist Bill Ritter. She got the opportunity to fill in the news show in May 2011 when its co-anchor Liz Cho left to fill in the 4 p.m. newscast of the same channel.
Apart from appearing on the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts of WABC-TV, Sade has made a guest appearance on one of the talk show on ABC called The View.
Sade Baderinwa has been associated with WABC-TV for more than a decade. So it is assumed that she receives a handsome salary from the channel. Her net worth of $5 million also suggests that her paycheck is huge.