Terry Sater was born in Minneapolis, raised in Wisconsin, attended college in California, and earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Sater started his television news career in 1983 as a bureau reporter for KELO-TV after working as a print reporter.
An admitted “news geek” since elementary school, Terry pursued television journalism to help people.
Sater has asked tough questions of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as well as Les Paul and Thomas Ferebee, the bombardier who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
In Germany, Sater reported on freed American journalist, Terry Anderson, who was held captive by terrorists for more than six years.
A defining moment, Terry and photojournalist Jeff Dillon, were violently attacked covering an investigative story in Florida. Four suspects were criminally charged.
Sater reported extensively on the Gainesville student murders as well as serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Witnessed an electric chair execution. And, reported on the execution of Ted Bundy.
Sater won regional Emmy’s as an anchor during the Sikh Temple Shooting and as a reporter during the Lake Delton flood.
A lover of the arts, Sater danced and sang professionally, plays guitar, and mandolin, and writes music.
Sater is an avid cyclist and completed two sprint triathlons in 2018.
in 2011, Sater lost his wife Lynne to cancer. And, recently shared his own prostate cancer story to encourage other men to be monitored.
Terry married Denise Kearney Panos in 2017 and together they have six wonderful daughters!