WABC's Sade Baderinwa Allegations, Career and Married Life

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WABC's Sade Baderinwa Allegations, Career and Married Life

Quick Information

  • Boyfriend Not Known
  • Lesbian No
  • Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Hair Short
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 9 (US)
  • Weight N/A
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'6" (168 cm)
  • College University of Maryland
  • High School Harry S. Truman High School
  • Career 2003–present
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Date of Birth Apr 14, 1969
  • Age 54 Years, 5 Months
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Mother Edie House
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Zodiac Sign Aries
  • Birth Name Folasade Olayinka Baderinwa
  • Profession News Anchor
  • Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Nationality American, German

Folasade Olayinka Baderinwa, better known as Sade Baderinwa, works as a news anchor for Ney York’s WABC Channel 7. She is a co-anchor of the 11 pm news with Bill Ritter and Eyewitness News with Diana Williams.

Anchor Sade's spotlight brought many rumored allegations to her name; let's talk about the said rumors along with her married life.  

Is Sade Baderinwa Married?

Talking about her relationship status, Sade, 53, is currently single and unmarried. But there is an alleged shady history regarding her love life. 

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Allegedly, Sade was in her mid-thirties when she was rumored to have an affair with a married man Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland Governor. Though they never spoke about their relationship out in public, rumors were flying around that stated that the two were definitely dating.

Allegations and Rumors

You might be thinking, okay, they dated, so what? What’s so dramatic about it, right?

Well, the thing is, Governor O’Malley had quite a reputation then, being a governor as well as a married man. He has four children with his wife, Catherine Curran O’Malley.

But there were claims that Governor O’Malley was married and had an extra-marital affair with Baderinwa. Not just an affair, but it was rumored that Sade was even pregnant after their affair rumors surfaced.

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To protect Governor O'Malley's reputation and married life, Sade was forced to leave Baltimore along with her alleged unborn child and move to New York.

Moving to New York was a dream that suddenly turned into tragedy for Baderinwa. On July 23, 2014, while Sade and her reporting team were preparing a report about the flooding in Hackensack, New Jersey, Sade was hit by a car.

"I remember at the last second seeing this car come out of nowhere and hit me,"

Said Sade in an interview and added,

"And the driver just kept going. I flew ten feet into the air and landed in some water. I had one photographer who thought I was dead -- who saw me in the puddle of water. And the other photographer took off on foot after the driver."

It took her a long time and effort to recover, but Sade, being a fighter since her early days, never gave up.

But the story doesn’t end here.

Since the driver was never caught, nobody knows who was behind this life-threatening incident. It was speculated that Catherine, O’Malley’s wife was behind all this. Well, this is one of those stories that will remain a mystery.

Aside from these allegations, the anchor has not reportedly married or dating anyone.

Sade Baderinwa's Career

Now that Sade recovered, she is very active in her job and in giving back to society. Along with some top-notch companies such as The Walt Disney Company, New York Women in Film and Television, WABC-TV, and Lincoln Centre Institute, Sade created a successful mentoring program named  Get ‘Reel’ With Your Dreams: The Inside Track.” 

This program exposes high school students from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in films and television.

At a very young age, Sade was abandoned by her biological family. Her father was Nigerian and married to her German mother.

She was then adopted by Edie House, the former WBAL anchor, and her parents, James and Edith. They raised Sade in Baltimore City, Maryland.

When we browse through her Instagram, we can see her posting pictures of children who are harmed.


A post shared by Sade Baderinwa (@sadeabc)


A post shared by Sade Baderinwa (@sadeabc)

As for her career-oriented life, her Twitter and Instagram are filled with work-related feeds. 

Recently, Sade was busy with her life, her show, and also busy covering the presidential campaign, as seen on her Twitter feeds and Instagram posts.

Here is a tweet from Sade on her way to the debate.


A post shared by Sade Baderinwa (@sadeabc)

Here is one of a few Instagram posts related to the presidential election.

Get Reel With Your Dreams' Program

Sade Baderinwa and WABC held the youth empowerment program 'Get Reel With Your Dreams' at the Channel 7 studios, WABC. The program aims at giving advice and planning ideas to young people who aim for a career in Journalism, Entertainment, and Live TV.

Sade Baderinwa personally led a panel discussion alongside notable personalities such as Josh Einiger, Sandy Kenyon, and Ryan Field to provide first-hand experience advice and anecdotes to the program participants.

ABC News also held workshops and Q&A sessions so that Participants could get tips and advice from reputable professionals on various aspects of the Live TV business, from anchoring to even camera work. 

The program was not only sponsored by Disney, but they funded a scholarship to students who planned to build a career in media and entertainment through a Video contest, with the winner taking over $25,000. The first prize of the award went to Oscar Anzora from Harry Truman High School, while second place went to Greg Navarro from the High School of Art and Design.

Winners of 9th Annual 'Get Reel With Your Dreams' Video Contest

Winners of 9th Annual 'Get Reel With Your Dreams' Video Contest (source:

Sade has been working as a television reporter for more than a decade now. This gives her a lot of experience and knowledge.

With this long experience, she earns around $1 million, and her total net worth is around $5 million. 

Witnessing the star anchor's successful field of work, we cannot wait to update you guys more on Sade Baderinwa!