Anthony Sabella


Anthony Sabella anchors and reports for WTKR's "News 3 This Morning" broadcasts.

Anthony joined News 3 as a reporter in December of 2016 and was promoted to weekend morning anchor in 2022. He brings more than a decade of professional journalism experience to the team.

During his time working in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina, Anthony has covered a variety of topics from military matters to crime and community issues to hurricanes. Anthony helped lead News 3's live coverage of Hurricane Dorian's landfall in 2019 and the deadly 2022 mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake.

He's also become known for his energetic morning live reports highlighting events around the area and his feature stories showcasing small businesses. Anthony spent much of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic spotlighting local restaurants struggling to survive government restrictions.

Anthony was born and raised in Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, he immediately went to work a couple miles away at WILX (NBC/FOX) in Lansing. He followed that up with a two-year stint at WJRT (ABC) in Flint, MI, where he extensively covered the city's lead water crisis.

His coverage helped earn his station an Emmy and regional Edward R. Murrow award. Anthony was also named the Associated Press of Michigan’s Rising Star in television news for 2015. He's since earned another Emmy nomination in 2018 and a 2022 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters award for "Best Multimedia Journalist."

In 2021, Anthony was voted "Best Local TV News Reporter" in Coastal Virginia Magazine's "Best Of" awards!

Anthony loves living in Hampton Roads! When he's not at work, he's with his wife and golden retriever enjoying the local beach life and restaurant scene. He also has a passion for music! Anthony and his wife met while singing in a college a cappella group called State of Fifths. Anthony also played trumpet in the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band.

Currently, he's on the Hampton Roads Board of Governors for the Virginia Opera.

If you have any story ideas, restaurant suggestions or just want to say ‘hi’, you can reach out to him on his Facebook page (Anthony Sabella), Twitter (AnthonyWTKR) or email him at

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