Who is Sandra Maas?
Sandra Maas is a prominent American journalist, newscaster, and women’s rights activist. Since 1990, she has worked in San Diego, California, and has been nominated for 13 regional Emmy awards. During college, she worked as a news anchor for KCHO Chico and KPAY radio, Redding. During his senior year in college, she transitioned to television, serving as weeknight co-anchor at ABC affiliate, KRCR-TV.
How Old Is Sandra Maas?
She is 60 years old as of March 2023, having been born on January 13, 1963, in Frankfurt, Germany. Sandra Maas shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Griffin Johnson, Liam Hemsworth, Natalia Dyer, Orlando Bloom, Patrick Dempsey, and many more.
Sandra Maas Family
Who are Sandra Maas’s Parents?
She was born to Frank Maas (Father) and Dorothea (Brockman) Maas (Mother). Her father owned a window tinting business whereas her mother was an elementary school principal.
Does Sandra Maas have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether she has siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Sandra Maas Education
She received her education at California State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 1985.
Sandra Maas Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life Jim Burgess. They married in 1986.
Sandra Maas Kids
She and her husband Jim have two kids, a daughter, and a son. However, her kids’ names and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Sandra Maas Career
In 1986, she moved to NBC affiliate KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, California where she co-anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Also, she served as the station’s medical reporter at the start of the AIDS crisis, earning a Golden Mike Award for her on-air work. In 1990, she relocated to San Diego and CBS Affiliate KFMB-TV where she co-anchored News 8 at 4 pm with Mitch Duncan. In addition, she served as the station’s medical reporter and worked for CBS Newspath as a national medical reporter.
During this time, she was a regular fill-in on the Jeff and Jer Morning Show on Star 94.1. She also had a bit in the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless in 1993 playing the role of nurse Sally Winslow. In 2001, she was part of a mass exodus that left KFMB-TV when it severed ties with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. After an unsuccessful contract resignation, she resigned. The following year, she was a freelance journalist for then-Fox affiliate XETV in San Diego. In 2004, she moved to KUSI-TV serving first as a co-anchor on Good Morning San Diego and in 2006 adding host duties for the lifestyle show Inside San Diego with Andrea Naversen.
In 2009, she became the weeknight co-anchor of The KUSI News at 6 and 10 pm with Allen Denton. Since 1993, she has been mistress of ceremonies of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Also, she volunteers as Mistress of Ceremonies or moderator for several non-profit organization events. In 2020, she joined the board of the “Women’s Museum of California” in San Diego and launched “Trailblazing Women”. This is a video series for the Women’s Museum of California, where she serves on the board as Vice President of External Affairs.
Equal pay Lawsuit
She filed a lawsuit on June 25, 2019, alleging discriminatory practices by KUSI-TV and station General Manager Mike McKinnon Jr. in particular. She claims she was abruptly terminated for attempting to open a dialogue about compensation. The trial started on February 3, 2023.
She served as a moderator for the Greater San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Congressional Delegation debate. Also, she has hosted The San Diego County District Attorney’s “The National Crime Vigil”. She has hosted or acted as mistress of ceremonies for fundraisers for the Salvation Army, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The ARC-San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital (where she serves on the auxiliary board).
Sandra Maas Height and Measurements
Her body measurements are not mentioned on the internet. But she stands at a moderate height and an average weight.
Sandra Maas’s Salary and Net Worth
She has an annual salary of $180,000. And an estimated net worth of $5 million.