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. He 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.
You can follow Rick on Twitter: RickSanchezTV
His official website will be launching soon: http://RickSanchezTV.com
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