Sandra Torres is a bilingual journalist, currently working as a morning and midday reporter for NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago.
Previously, Torres worked as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 in Chicago from 2015 to 2017.
For Torres, returning to the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago family, meant coming home. She left NBC 5 in 2012, after working as a content producer for the morning show for 2 years. She joined the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2012 to gain experience as a multi-media journalist. While there, she covered stories that made national headlines such as the mass shooting at a Sikh temple and the Slenderman stabbing case. The station also gave her the opportunity to anchor the 10 p.m. show for Telemundo Wisconsin-- the only local Spanish-speaking station in the state.
Torres began her career in broadcast journalism in 2006, after graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Spanish. Her first job out of college was at Telemundo Chicago, where she freelanced from 2007 to 2010, as a general assignment reporter and fill-in weather anchor.
Born and raised in Cali, Colombia, she moved to Chicago's Northwest suburbs with her family when she was a teenager. She’s a graduate of Buffalo Grove High School.
Torres is also a proud board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists- Chicago Chapter.