Sam Ford is a general assignment reporter for ABC7/WJLA-TV. He joined the station's team in 1987.
Previously, Sam spent nine years as a correspondent for CBS News. During his tenure at the network, Sam was stationed at CBS bureaus in New York, Atlanta, and Washington.
Prior to CBS, he reported to WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After earning a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Kansas, Sam attended graduate school for journalism at the University of Minnesota.
He is married to free-lance reporter Gloria Murray, with whom he has a son and daughter.
Since their election two years ago, three members of the D.C. City Council have been convicted of felonies and two are under investigation. But Mayor Vincent Gray continues to be mum on the subject of corruption.
After the ACLU reported blacks are more likely to be arrested than whites for marijuana possession in D.C., some members of the D.C. Council want to work to decriminalize the drug.
In the past 18 months, three members of the D.C. City Council have been convicted of felonies. And this week, another one pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and another one is under investigation.
Federal bribery charges filed in U.S. District Court on Friday allege that former D.C. Councilman Michael Brown took $55,000 in cash from undercover FBI agents as they tried to get preferential business treatment in the District.
"We're going to be able to continue their salary for while so they're not going to be out on the street,” said John Weintraub, one of the owners of Frager's. “We're hopefully going to rebuild."