|Real Name||Sandra Lynn Maas|
|Birth Date||January 13, 1963.|
|Birth Place||Frankfurt, Germany.|
|Lives in||San Diego, CA, America.|
|Kids||Son: Jacob Burgess.
Daughter: Brianna Burgess.
|Parents||Father: Frank Maas.
Mother: Dorothea Brockman Maas.
|Height||In feet: 5' 6.4".
In centimeters: 168.6 cm.
In meters: 1.68 m.
Pounds: 137.7 lbs.
|College||California State University.|
|Experience||KCHO Radio (1982-1983).
KPAY Radio (1983-1984).
CBS News (1995-2001).
KUSI Television (2004-2019).
|Currently Work At||Gallagher (Executive Film Director).
Sandra Maas Media (Principal CEO).
|Net worth||$2.53 Million.|
American Journalist Sandra Maas Biography
Sandra Maas (born on January 13, 1963) is a 60-year-old Emmy-nominated journalist and women activist. For years she worked with different news channels like KFMB-TV, CBS News, KUSI Television, and KCHO Radio.
In 2011 she won Mark Twain Award for “Oxy: What Your Kids Aren’t Telling You” and for investigative reporting. Currently, she serves as Executive Film Director at Gallagher and as Principal CEO at Sandra Maas Media.
On March 10, 2023, Maas was all over the news because she won the Equity Pay lawsuit against KUSI-TV. Court did not pay her $10 million as she demanded but issued an order to pay $1.5 million as compensation for past and future wage loss and emotional distress.
Everybody is happy with the court’s decision because Sandra’s win will make employers think twice before violating equal pay laws.
Sandra Lynn Maas Vs KUSI-TV
It all started in 2019 after Sandra’s exit from KUSI; she filed a $10 million lawsuit against KUSI’s owner. Mass claimed that she was denied a contract renewal and was fired after she demanded to be paid the same as her male co-anchor Allen Denton.
As per the female news anchor, she was being paid $180,000, whereas Denton was $250,00 annually. She claimed that in April 2018, she had written a letter to the management underlining that she deserved the same pay as her male counterparts. McKinnon offered her a $20,000 raise but with a three-year contract, but she did not want the three-year tie-up.
The lawsuit continued for four years, but finally, in March 2023, judges concluded that KUSI violated equal pay laws but did not discriminate against Lynn. McKinnon was ordered to pay Sandra $1.5 million in compensation.
How Old is Sandra Maas?
On January 13, 1963, Sandra Lynn Maas (age 60) was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but she grew up in San Diego, CA. Her father, Frank Maas, was a businessman, and her mother, Dorothea Brockman Maas, was a principal at a local elementary school.
During childhood Sandy was an excellent student; in 1981, she completed high school with flying colors and joined California State University, Chico. At CSU, Maas San Diego native studied Broadcast Communication and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1985. Records show that she was still in college when she began working as a news anchor at KCHO Radio.
Sandra Lynn Maas’ Career
After serving for 10 months at KCHO Radio, Sandra Maas moved to KPAY Radio and worked there until September 1984. In August 1985, Maas’ career as a TV news anchor began with KRCR-TV; she worked there as a primary anchor between 6 pm to 11 pm. After a year and a half, Sandy moved to San Luis Obispo, California, and worked there for KSBY-TV for five years.
In a brief time, she became one of the most popular news readers, and her popularity increased with time. In 1990 KFMB-TV offered her a position at Greater San Diego, which she accepted happily. For a decade, she worked for KFMB-TV and anchored various shows; meanwhile, she also worked for CBS News as a medical reporter.
You might have also seen her playing Sally Winslow in the CBS show “The Young and the Restless.” After working for 15 years for different news stations, Sandra worked for three years as an independent contractor.
In 2004 she signed a contract with KUSI Television and worked there for 15 years. The owner of KUSI TV fired her after she raised her voice against equal pay violations. At present, she is associated with Gallagher as an executive film director.
Who is Sandra Maas’s Husband?
Just a year after graduating from college, Mass married Jim Burgess in 1986. Sources say Lynn and Burgess met at college, whereas some claim they are high school darlings.
The couple has two wonderful kids a daughter named Brianna Burgess and a son named Jacob Burgess. Sandra never keeps her family from the camera and stays connected with her fans on Instagram (@sandramaas) and Twitter (@SandraMaas).
Sandra Maas FAQ
Ques: When was Sandra Lynn Maas born?
Ans: Jnuary 13, 1963.
Ques: From where is Sandra Lynn Maas?
Ans: Frankfurt, Germany.
Ques: Where does Sandra Lynn Maas live?
Ans: San Diego, CA.
Ques: How many kids does Sandra Maas have?