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Rick Sanchez

Emmy-Winning News Anchor

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Rick Sanchez Biography

How do you take a kick in the pants and turn it into motivation? Ask Rick Sanchez. He was among the highest rated anchors in the news business. At CNN, he was producing and hosting not one, not two, but three hours of news a day. Then, one fateful day during an interview with an obscure satellite radio host, tired and frustrated, he said something he wishes he could take back, but he couldn't, not in the internet age of instant gotchas that devour celebrities and politicians alike. Instead, he got fired for it.

Today, Sanchez is a close friend and ally of arguably the most important Jewish organizations in the country, the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He travels the country, working to strengthen ties between Jews and Hispanics. And he even has a trip to Israel in the works in association with the ADL's Abe Foxman.

Sanchez made a mistake. In trying to describe the lack of diversity in the news media, he inadvertently offended many Jewish Americans by scoffing at the notion that they too are an oppressed minority. It was an ill-advised comment for which Sanchez apologized, but still paid dearly. However, he didn't let it end there. Sanchez quietly set out to meet Jewish leaders and to better understand Jewish perspectives and sensitivities, to understand what Abe Foxman calls the "myths most people have about money and Jews."

Rick Sanchez has a story to tell. It's a story we can all use at one time or another. It's a story of falling down and getting up.

It's also the story of the first American network anchor to successfully employ social media, or as NPR reported in 2009, Rick "was tweeting before Twitter was cool." (Many of Sanchez's interviews with newsmakers have gone viral and can still be seen on YouTube; among his most notable: Fidel Castro, Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, and Manuel Noriega.) And it's the story of the first American network anchor to report for CNN in both Spanish and English.

When the Twin Towers came crashing down on 9/11, Rick Sanchez was there – reporting live as one of only a handful of national reporters who got to the scene in time to witness the second tower tumble to the ground. When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans killing thousands, anchor Sanchez was the first to report live that the levees had broken. And the next day, correspondent Sanchez was on the scene reporting from an airboat as a principal part of CNN's Peabody award-winning coverage.

When Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida as the costliest natural disaster in US history, Sanchez was first on the scene, not only covering the event but organizing a national relief drive that saved lives by moving in tens of thousands of tons of food and supplies into the area. President George H.W. Bush and the Florida Broadcasters Association acknowledged him for his work.

Rick Sanchez has been a journalist, author, correspondent, and television news anchor for more than 25 years. He's been described as a "populist," a "fighter for the little guy," and a talent who "breaks through the television screen." He's reported on the Contra War from the jungles of Nicaragua where he was stricken with Malaria, the landing zone for Marines in the War in Grenada and the slums of Port Au Prince, Haiti where he almost lost his life.

He grew up in poverty to working parents who came to the United States from Cuba when he was just two years old. He learned to speak English in the Miami Dade Public School System and then went on to Moorhead State University on a Football Scholarship. He followed that up with an academic scholarship to study journalism at the University of Minnesota under the auspices of CBS News.

Videos
Books
Conventional Idiocy: Why the New America is Sick of Old Politics

Conventional Idiocy: Why the New America is Sick of Old Politics

Speaking Topics
  • Election 2012

  • Defying Adversity, Even When Life Keeps Knocking You Down

  • An Immigrant's Life in Today's America

  • America's "Hidden" Society: Latinos in the US & What It Means to You

  • Fixing America's Broken Immigration Policy

News
  • Rick Sanchez: Who Speaks For Us? | Fox News Latino

    Rick Sanchez. He talked to us about what it was like to be black and to feel people's fears and prejudices as they “breathe” differently and “clutch their purses” in ...

  • Rick Sanchez

    Rick Sanchez is an award-winning journalist, reporter and television news anchor with over 25 years of experience. His professional honors include an Emmy ...

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  • HOW TO BOOK Rick Sanchez?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Sanchez for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Sanchez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Sanchez or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rick Sanchez?

    Booking fees for Rick Sanchez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Sanchez, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rick Sanchez?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Sanchez for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Sanchez for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Sanchez or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Sanchez or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Rick Sanchez Biography

How do you take a kick in the pants and turn it into motivation? Ask Rick Sanchez. He was among the highest rated anchors in the news business. At CNN, he was producing and hosting not one, not two, but three hours of news a day. Then, one fateful day during an interview with an obscure satellite radio host, tired and frustrated, he said something he wishes he could take back, but he couldn't, not in the internet age of instant gotchas that devour celebrities and politicians alike. Instead, he got fired for it.

Today, Sanchez is a close friend and ally of arguably the most important Jewish organizations in the country, the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He travels the country, working to strengthen ties between Jews and Hispanics. And he even has a trip to Israel in the works in association with the ADL's Abe Foxman.

Sanchez made a mistake. In trying to describe the lack of diversity in the news media, he inadvertently offended many Jewish Americans by scoffing at the notion that they too are an oppressed minority. It was an ill-advised comment for which Sanchez apologized, but still paid dearly. However, he didn't let it end there. Sanchez quietly set out to meet Jewish leaders and to better understand Jewish perspectives and sensitivities, to understand what Abe Foxman calls the "myths most people have about money and Jews."

Rick Sanchez has a story to tell. It's a story we can all use at one time or another. It's a story of falling down and getting up.

It's also the story of the first American network anchor to successfully employ social media, or as NPR reported in 2009, Rick "was tweeting before Twitter was cool." (Many of Sanchez's interviews with newsmakers have gone viral and can still be seen on YouTube; among his most notable: Fidel Castro, Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, and Manuel Noriega.) And it's the story of the first American network anchor to report for CNN in both Spanish and English.

When the Twin Towers came crashing down on 9/11, Rick Sanchez was there – reporting live as one of only a handful of national reporters who got to the scene in time to witness the second tower tumble to the ground. When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans killing thousands, anchor Sanchez was the first to report live that the levees had broken. And the next day, correspondent Sanchez was on the scene reporting from an airboat as a principal part of CNN's Peabody award-winning coverage.

When Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida as the costliest natural disaster in US history, Sanchez was first on the scene, not only covering the event but organizing a national relief drive that saved lives by moving in tens of thousands of tons of food and supplies into the area. President George H.W. Bush and the Florida Broadcasters Association acknowledged him for his work.

Rick Sanchez has been a journalist, author, correspondent, and television news anchor for more than 25 years. He's been described as a "populist," a "fighter for the little guy," and a talent who "breaks through the television screen." He's reported on the Contra War from the jungles of Nicaragua where he was stricken with Malaria, the landing zone for Marines in the War in Grenada and the slums of Port Au Prince, Haiti where he almost lost his life.

He grew up in poverty to working parents who came to the United States from Cuba when he was just two years old. He learned to speak English in the Miami Dade Public School System and then went on to Moorhead State University on a Football Scholarship. He followed that up with an academic scholarship to study journalism at the University of Minnesota under the auspices of CBS News.

Rick Sanchez Videos

  • Rick Sanchez Warns About Zombiefying Latinos! - YouTube

Rick Sanchez Books

Rick Sanchez Speaking Topics

  • Election 2012

  • Defying Adversity, Even When Life Keeps Knocking You Down

  • An Immigrant's Life in Today's America

  • America's "Hidden" Society: Latinos in the US & What It Means to You

  • Fixing America's Broken Immigration Policy

FAQs on booking Rick Sanchez

  • How to book Rick Sanchez?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Sanchez for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Sanchez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Sanchez or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rick Sanchez?

    Booking fees for Rick Sanchez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Sanchez, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rick Sanchez?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Sanchez for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Sanchez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Sanchez or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Sanchez or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rick Sanchez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Election 2012, Defying Adversity, Even When Life Keeps Knocking You Down, An Immigrant's Life in Today's America, America's "Hidden" Society: Latinos in the US & What It Means to You and Fixing America's Broken Immigration Policy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rick Sanchez for your event is available upon request. Rick Sanchez generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anderson Cooper, George P. Bush, Carmen Wong Ulrich, John Zogby and Kevin Powell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rick Sanchez for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rick Sanchez Speaker Videos

  • Rick Sanchez Warns About Zombiefying Latinos! - YouTube

Rick Sanchez Speaking Topics

  • Election 2012

  • Defying Adversity, Even When Life Keeps Knocking You Down

  • An Immigrant's Life in Today's America

  • America's "Hidden" Society: Latinos in the US & What It Means to You

  • Fixing America's Broken Immigration Policy

Rick Sanchez News

  • Rick Sanchez: Who Speaks For Us? | Fox News Latino

    Rick Sanchez. He talked to us about what it was like to be black and to feel people's fears and prejudices as they “breathe” differently and “clutch their purses” in ...

  • Rick Sanchez

    Rick Sanchez is an award-winning journalist, reporter and television news anchor with over 25 years of experience. His professional honors include an Emmy ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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