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STACEY BACA (ANCHOR, WEEKEND MORNING NEWS AND REPORTER, ABC 7 NEWS) Exellence in Media

staceyStacey Baca is a triple threat on the ABC 7 News Team. She’s a multifaceted journalist who anchors, reports, and blogs for the station’s website. On the anchor desk, Stacey delivers Chicago’s #1-rated weekend morning newscasts – ABC 7 News Saturday and Sunday Mornings. As a reporter, you’ll see her covering every topic – breaking news, crime, education, politics, and feature stories, among other issues. She contributes to the afternoon newscasts and often reports on ABC 7 News at 10. 

Stacey is passionate about covering military news throughout the Chicago area. She has a blog that focuses on the military community. It’s called Military Wife, Military Life. Stacey is married to a now-retired Naval Aviator and has been involved in military life for more than 20 years. Her blog features her stories, as well as those of her colleagues. It highlights servicemen, women and their families in the Chicago area. Because of her husband’s military career, Stacey has worked coast-to-coast. Before ABC 7 News, Stacey anchored and reported at KNSD in San Diego (1999-2002). In California, she covered everything from the military, politics, crime and courts, to international border issues between the U.S. and Mexico. She also traveled overseas to cover the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

     Before California, she worked in Norfolk, Virginia, reporting and anchoring the Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts at WTKR-TV (1996-98). Stacey’s journalism career did not begin on television – it started with newspapers. In her hometown of Brighton, Colorado, Stacey worked for the Brighton Standard Blade while she was attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduating, The Denver Post hired Stacey as a staff writer (1992-96). She uncovered information about the local militia movements and detailed how HIV/AIDS was affecting the Latino community. Throughout her career, Stacey has received numerous awards and recognitions from the Associated Press and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). She is also a member of NATAS and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Stacey often speaks to elementary, middle school, high school, and college students about the importance of education. Stacey is an outdoor adventurer who loves hiking, biking, rollerblading (and has scars to prove it) and traveling. She is also fond of old vehicles and owns a smokin’ 1956 Ford F- 100 pickup. 

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