Stephanie Sanchez

Reporter

Stephanie Sanchez comes to KAWC with experience in both print and television. Previously, she held a reporter and anchor position at KSWT News 13 and also worked at the Yuma Sun. 

Stephanie graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. As a Sun Devil, Stephanie interned at La Voz, a Spanish language newspaper in Phoenix. She also served with Cronkite News Service, an intensive professional experience for students at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

During her spare time she enjoys travel, painting, books and movies.

Ways to Connect

In 2015, the Yuma Police Department lost over 30 police officers who moved on to better paying agencies. Over a year later, the department is fully staffed but now faces another issue, budget revenue shortfalls.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez checks in with YPD Chief John Lekan to talk about the state of the department  and looming budget cuts.

President Donald Trump wants local police to help enforce federal immigration laws. His recent executive action gives local police chiefs the choice to deputize their officers as immigration officials and do street level enforcement.

But in the border community of Yuma, Arizona, where there are thousands of border and customs officials, the local police department said using its resources to enforce immigration laws makes no sense.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Stephanie Sanchez

The El Diablito Arizona State University Alumni Chapter is gearing up for the 10th annual Somerton Tamale Festival, the largest food festival in the southwest.

The all-day event starts at 11a.m. this Saturday along Main Street in Somerton.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with the chapter’s vice president, Jose Moreno and tamale vendor Araceli Mesa for a preview on this year’s event.

Stephanie Sanchez

Arizona Western College celebrated its new facility in La Paz county Monday afternoon at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local leaders and AWC officials.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Stephanie Sanchez

A traveling exhibit that examines traditional healing and modern medicine among Native Americans has made its way to Yuma County.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

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