News Anchor, Journalist, MC & Host
Sandra is a senior journalist and presenter for 10 News First Sydney and Queensland and has been an integral part of the 10 News team since 1990, celebrating her 30th anniversary at the Network in early 2020.
As one of the most recognisable and respected faces on Australian television, Sandra has also hosted major Network news events including the Federal Budget, the Royal Wedding coverage from London and Oprah Winfrey’s Big ‘O’ event at the Botanical Gardens. She also co-hosted 10’s interactive, real-life crime series Wanted.
Sandra’s career includes 18 years as the highly popular Presenter and Senior Editor of TEN Late News with Sports Tonight. In that role Sandra was the first Australian journalist to break the news of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. She has subsequently covered anniversary commemorations of both the Bali bombings and the September 11 attacks.
Sandra is a storyteller and her engaging warmth, style and versatility have enabled her to cover numerous national news events such as Commonwealth and Olympic Games, as well as becoming the first woman to co-host the iconic Melbourne Cup/Spring Carnival, a role she filled for seven years.
Sandra is a passionate sports fan and is currently the Vice President of Hockey Australia, as well as being one of the first women members of the prestigious Carbine Club of New South Wales, which supports children in sport.
Sandra is the Patron of Spinal Cure Australia and has been for more than 20 years. She’s an Ambassador for National Adoption Awareness; the NSW Crime Stoppers and is also a National Ambassador for Do Something, which encourages social change.
Sandra was one of the first journalists in the country to fully understand and embrace the digital media revolution. Seeing early on the power of the platform and its ability to immediately deliver up-to-date and breaking news, Sandra has established herself as one of the nation’s news leaders online, building a mass following on social media platforms.
Sandra launched her podcast Short Black With Sandra Sully in 2019, where she talks candidly to a series of intriguing and inspiring women who have something interesting to say, about what really matters.
Sandra’s passion for news has fortified her position as one of the finest newsreaders in the country, delivering 10 News First bulletins with integrity and credibility.