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Latino Daily News

Thursday July 28, 2011

Former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez to Be Florida Football Radio Commentator

Former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez to Be Florida Football Radio Commentator

Photo: Rick Sanchez FIU's New Football Commentator

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The former CNN anchor, Rick Sanchez, has landed a gig as a Florida International University (FIU) football radio commentator for this upcoming season.

Ricardo León “Rick” Sánchez de Reinaldo (born July 3, 1958) was a Cuban-American TV news anchor and one of the few Latinos on prime time cable television.  Back in October of last year CNN fired Sanchez after he called John Stewart of “The Daily Show “a “bigot” and suggested that Jews run CNN and “all the other networks.”

Sanchez was being interviewed on a satellite radio show when he made the inappropriate comments. On CNN, where he was employed for 6 years, he hosted Rick’s List plus served as a contributor for CNN en Español.

Sanchez has commented how proud he is of FIU’s diversity and that includes its Cuban-American head coach, Mario Cristobal. 

¡Felicidades Rick!