Emmy-Winning News Anchor
Rick Sanchez has been a journalist, correspondent and television news anchor for over 30 years, and spent nearly a decade in cable news–first at MSNBC and then at CNN. Rick is currently a contributor for FOX News, FoxNewsLatino.com and MundoFOX. He is host of The Rick Sanchez Show, a weekday radio show that airs live…
Rick Sanchez has been a journalist, correspondent and television news anchor for over 30 years, and spent nearly a decade in cable news–first at MSNBC and then at CNN.
Rick is currently a contributor for FOX News, FoxNewsLatino.com and MundoFOX. He is host of The Rick Sanchez Show, a weekday radio show that airs live from 3 pm to 6 pm on Miami’s talk radio station, WIOD (610 AM). The show is also rebroadcast on SiriusXM.
Rick’s professional honors include an Emmy Award, an American Medical Association “Distinguished Journalist Award,” and he was also part of CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to joining FOX, Rick was the host of a CNN show called Rick’s List and was frequently a substitute anchor for CNN’s 8 pm prime time broadcast where he went head-to-head against Keith Olbermann and Bill O’Reilly. Based out of CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Rick was one of the highest rated anchors on CNN and CNN en Español.
Prior to joining CNN, Rick was the anchor for WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in Miami. Prior to that, he worked for two years as a correspondent and anchor for MSNBC, where he also delivered breaking news for CNBC and updates for NBC National radio.
Rick started his career as a television journalist at WSVN in Miami in 1982. He became the first person to both anchor a television news program and host a talk show on Spanish-language radio, El Show de Rick Sanchez.
Throughout his career, Rick has reported on major events across the United States and around the world. He was on-the-scene covering the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Rick has also reported in war zones in Nicaragua, the invasion of Grenada and the fall of the Jean-Claude Duvalier regime in Haiti. Rick has also reported live from Havana, Cuba many times. He won an Emmy for his series titled, When I left Cuba.
In 2006, Rick anchored CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina, which won a Peabody Award. It was during the Katrina coverage that Rick went nearly 48 hours without sleep, first anchoring from Atlanta and then flying to Louisiana where he reported live from the scene.
Rick has interviewed prominent newsmakers and world leaders including Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Manuel Noriega.
Rick has been an impassioned advocate and pioneer in marrying social media and the news. In fact, Rick was the first national news anchor to use Twitter. In 2009, NPR famously wrote, “CNN news anchor Rick Sanchez was tweeting before Twitter was cool.”
Rick used social networking to launch viewer-driven newscasts, something no one else had ever done before. Rick used all these tools—Twitter, facebook, myspace—to engage viewers in what he calls “our national conversation.”
He is one of the few anchors who follows many of his own Twitter followers and engages in discussions with them off the air about news, sports and their lives. For Rick, the national conversation didn’t stop just because the camera went off.
More than all these professional successes, Rick is most proud of his personal achievements and who he is: a father, a son, a husband and a friend. He’s been married to the same woman–Suzanne–for over 20 years. They have four children and live in Miami.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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