Prior to WSB-TV, she worked as a weekend anchor at both WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina and KFDM-TV in Beaumont, Texas.
Sandra served as an Olympic Reporter for seven years. She was the only local TV reporter to cover the games from before Atlanta won the bid, until the Olympic bombing in 1996. Sandra covered the '92 games in Barcelona, Spain as well.
She has also reported internationally, including a series of reports from South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela from a South African prison in 1990.
Sandra has been honored with three local Emmy's including statues for her Olympic coverage and reporting in the aftermath of the fatal Valuejet Airlines crash in the Everglades.
She graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in journalism.
District Attorney Ken Thompson heard someone yelling that her purse was snatched, and that's when he jumped in his SUV with his son and two detectives and went after the man.
A 3-year-old boy is recovering from a terrifying ordeal after an out-of-control car jumped a curb and ran over him in Brooklyn.
Sandra Bookman reports from New York City, where there are calls for lawmakers to make tougher seatbelt enforcement for passengers riding in taxi cabs.
Sandra Bookman reports from Coney Island, where beachgoers (and businesses) enjoyed a beautiful day.
The weeklong celebration is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services, and a chance for citizens to meet sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.