FORMER journalist Kerry Saunders is a man of the world.
His worldwide broadcasts followed wherever the story was, and he was regularly seen on NBC on the Today Show.
Who is former Today Show host Kerry Sanders?
According to his Twitter bio, Kerry Sanders is: “An NBC News Correspondent based in Florida, but I travel the world.”
He also added: “My curiosity fuels my day.”
Sanders first joined NBC in 1991 with NBC Miami affiliate WTVJ.
He then appeared on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, and Dateline NBC.
During his 32-year tenure with the network, his work took him to all 50 states, all seven continents, and 65 countries.
He won multiple Emmy awards, a Peabody award, and a Columbia DuPont Award for his work.
Why did Kerry Sanders leave the Today Show?
Sanders ultimately traveled more than 200 days of the year, leaving his wife Deborah alone.
He shared on the January 17, 2023 broadcast of Today that she: “Has been an amazing supporter. But we kind of sat and said, ‘This might be the right time,'”
Also, reflecting on the time they spent together during the COVID-19 lockdown, he said: “We realized that we do really good together all the time, so maybe that’s what we should do now.”
What did the other Today Show hosts say about Kerry Sanders leaving?
Savannah Guthrie got emotional when wishing her colleague a farewell.
She said: “A little more home time is good. We know she misses you, but we are going to miss you, Kerry.”
“I mean, not only can you do any kind of story,” Guthrie added, “You’re also an incredible reporter.”
“So smart. You’ve helped me so many times, too many times to count.”
At the end of Sanders’ farewell segment, Al Roker said he hoped a college would hire Sanders so that he could continue to spread his knowledge with a new generation.