Sabrina Hall is an Emmy nominated reporter with a passion for people and the craft of storytelling. She has more than 18 years of experience working in print, radio and television news. Over the last decade, she’s served as a TV reporter at CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates across the country, including in Hawaii, Texas, Wisconsin and Tennessee.
Her television career started as an intern at WJLA in Washington D.C. during the infamous sniper attacks. She worked alongside reporters covering the random shootings and killings that paralyzed the DC metro area and captured international news.
At the University of Maryland, Hall received bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism and criminology and got to combine her interests as a crime reporter for the CBS affiliate in her hometown of Honolulu, HI. As a first-year television reporter, she received an Emmy nomination for a 5-part series she pitched and covered about Hawaiian prison inmates serving their sentences in Arizona to save the state money but simultaneously isolating inmates from their families and Hawaiian heritage.
Hall went on to anchor the news in Corpus Christi and Wisconsin. She served as as a main anchor in Madison during the historic recall elections, where voters tried to oust a list of Republicans for supporting Gov. Scott Walker and his effort to restrict collective bargaining.
In Memphis, she broke a story about a cotton gin manager who black workers said wouldn’t let them use the water fountain or the white man’s bathroom. Her story prompted CNN and Good Morning America to send reporters to the area. Because of her report, an attorney took on the workers’ case and the company ended up settling out of court for an undisclosed amount of money.
In Nashville, she uncovered an unconventional and internally controversial discipline policy at the police department that had been created and implemented by the police chief. The chief had been stripping officers, accused of wrong doing, of their guns and badges and sitting them in his department lobby for 40 hours a week for months at a time. Hall covered 30-plus stories on the subject, earning the respect and trust of Metro police officers and also a second Emmy nomination. The police chief no longer disciplines officers in this way, which officers called degrading and humiliating.
Hall has a knack for developing sources, breaking big stories and uncovering information in places others might not look. She is also a licensed private investigator in Tennessee.