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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.
His 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.
Rick was most recently the host of his own 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 Espanol.
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.