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Sandra Parker

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Thanks for wanting to find out more about me. I'm a Hampton Roads native. I was born and raised in Virginia Beach and I always knew I wanted to work in television news. I got started while still attending Cox High School. I was able to work on the school news paper and the Virginia Beach School systems cable television channel. Both of which provided some great experience.

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. While I was there I had many internships including a Virginia Association of Broadcasters internship at WVEC. That's when I knew 13News was where I wanted to work. But before getting the job here I went to the central part of our state to get some more experience. I got my first professional job in television at WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia. I worked there as a Reporter and fill-in Anchor for a little more than a year then landed the job here at WVEC as a General Assignment Reporter in September 1990.

During my time here at WVEC, I have worked covering many big stories including Hurricane Andrew's destructive path through Homestead, Florida, Virginia Task Force two's search of the Murrah Federal Building after the Oklahoma City Bombing and the work the FEMA team did at the Pentagon after 9/11.

I started Anchoring on Good Morning Hampton Roads with John Miller and Chris Castleman. I have also anchored 13News Midday, 13News Weekend, and the former LNC 10pm Show. I currently Anchor the Emmy Award winning 13News at 5.

I enjoy being active in the many wonderful organizations we have here in Hampton Roads including the Alzheimer's Association and the American Cancer Society.

When I'm not out covering the news I spend my free time with my husband, son and my very large extended family.