Rick Sanchez is an award-winning journalist, reporter and television news anchor with over 25 years of experience.
His professional honors include an Emmy Award and an American Medical Association “Distinguished Journalist Award.” He was also part of CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Throughout his career, Rick has interviewed prominent newsmakers and world leaders including Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Manuel Noriega.
He has reported on major events across the United States and around the world, including on-the-scene coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
Rick has reported from Havana, Cuba many times and as well as from war zones in Nicaragua, Grenada and during the fall of the Jean-Claude Duvalier regime in Haiti. Rick won an Emmy for his series titled When I left Cuba.
He attended Minnesota State University on a football scholarship and later transferred to the University of Minnesota on a CBS Journalism Scholarship. Rick and his wife Suzanne live in suburban Atlanta and have four children.