- http://RickSanchezTV.com2011 - present
Rick Sanchez has been a journalist and cable television news anchor for over 25 years, with over 8 years in cable news, first on MSNBC and then for 6 years on CNN. He is currently a contributor for FOX News and FOX News Latino.
Prior to joining FOX, he was the host of his own show called Rick’s List and was frequently a substitute anchor for CNN’s 8 pm prime time broadcast.
Rick was one of the highest rated anchors on CNN. He’s won Emmys and anchored CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina. 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 been an impassioned advocate and pioneer in marrying social media and the news. 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 a “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.
- University of Minnesota