Boris Sanchez is a CNN anchor based in Washington, DC.
Boris Sanchez is a CNN anchor based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining "New Day Weekend" as co-anchor in April 2021, Sanchez was a CNN White House correspondent covering President Trump and his administration, including major policy decisions, visits by world leaders, and key staff departures.
Sanchez has broken news on the Trump Administration's immigration policy, its pressure campaign on Nicolas Maduro's regime in Venezuela, and dealings between Trump associates and Russian nationals before the 2016 election.
Sanchez has also traveled internationally to cover President Trump's visit to Japan in May 2019 and the 2017 G-7 Conference in Quebec, Canada. He's also reported from dozens of Trump rallies across the country.
After joining CNN in June 2015, Sanchez served as a national correspondent based in New York, relocating to his hometown of Miami a year later. As a national correspondent, he covered numerous breaking news events, including 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 also covered several historic natural disasters, including tragic flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Matthew in northern Florida and a devastating earthquake in Ecuador.
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 bachelor's 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 tweet him at @Boris_Sanchez.