About 

    Boris Sanchez is a CNN U.S. Correspondent based in Washington, D.C.

    Sanchez joined CNN in June 2015 as a New York-based correspondent and relocated to his hometown of Miami a year later. During his tenure, he's covered numerous breaking news events, which includes being one of the first reporters on the scene at both the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting (2017) and the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre (2016). His reporting during violent unrest and riots following the shooting of an African-American man by police in Charlotte, N.C. (2016), helped CNN win an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage.

    During 2016 Sanchez covered several historic natural disasters, including tragic flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Matthew in northern Florida and a devastating earthquake in Ecuador. During the 2016 presidential race, he traveled across the country to speak with voters and reported from the battleground state of Florida on Election Day.

    Prior to joining CNN, he anchored the 10 p.m. newscast at FOX 31 Denver, also contributing coverage across all the stations' programs since 2012. Sanchez also anchored breaking news coverage of the Arapahoe High School shooting (2013), the Black Forest Fire (2013) and the devastation caused by the historic floods of September 2013. Additionally he broke a series of stories on the implementation of Amendment 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado. Sanchez's work culminated with a 2015 Heartland Regional Emmy award.

    Sanchez graduated from Syracuse University in 2009 with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations. While completing his degrees, he interned at Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ, before taking a job anchoring weekends at KRCR in Redding, California.

    You can follow his tweets at @Boris_Sanchez.