[TV] CNN Anchor: Veronica De La Cruz
- Veronica De La Cruz
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Born: August 13
Occupation: News anchor
Veronica De La Cruz is an anchor with CNN
She anchors the CNN broadband news service, CNN Pipeline, and was
among one of three founding anchors to help launch it in 2005.
Veronica also substitutes as a replacement anchor for CNN Headline
News. She became a contributor to their domestic network with the
segment "Dotcom Desk", which launched during the tragic tsunami that
devastated Southeast Asia. Her contributions to CNN's news coverage
include reporting on Hurricane Katrina, working with the Victims and
Relief desk, and numerous on-line reports with CNN broadband news.
CNN won a Peabody award for their coverage. Veronica anchors the
Dotcom desk during the week and reports for CNN Saturday Morning on
the weekend. Veronica joined CNN in 2003 and is based at the
network's world headquarters in Atlanta.
Prior to joining CNN, De La Cruz worked as an anchor and reporter at
an NBC affiliate in Yuma, Arizona. She spent two years there as the
morning and mid-day anchor, and did liveshots and produced packages
for the 5pm and 6pm newscasts. During her tenure at KYMA-TV, De La
Cruz covered numerous stories on U.S.- Mexico border issues, the
Nation's nursing shortage, and the plight of the migrant farm worker.
She produced a three part series on Christian missionaries who spread
their faith and risked their lives by smuggling bibles into Myanmar.
During the 2002 Winter Olympics, De La Cruz interviewed figure
skating hopeful Sasha Cohen. She also produced a series on the
homeless before leaving the station in Yuma, with whom she continues
to do volunteer work with periodically.
Early in her career, De La Cruz hosted a music show for
SonicNet/Digital Planet where she interviewed many different artists
which included: Hoobastank, Vertical Horizon, Eagle Eye Cherry and
the Roots. Her other work includes working as a host and reporter for
Eruptor Entertainment's "Living Giant", covering the international
music scene, where she reported from exotic locales including Ibiza,
Spain. De La Cruz also worked as a host and producer of the
show "Direct Drive" on the Digital Entertainment Network.
She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Spent a decade as a competitive figure skater, prior to moving into a
career in journalism.
Mentors aspiring broadcast-journalists at the Associated Press
Television-Radio Association's Academy.
Veronica De La Cruz
Veronica De La Cruz is a news anchor with CNN Pipeline, CNN.com's
premium commercial-free broadband video news service which provides
users with multiple live video streams, CNN's video archives and on-
demand news clips from CNN's unmatched newsgathering operation around
the world. De La Cruz also anchors "Now in the News," a fast-paced
hourly Web- and wireless-exclusive news briefing and ".com Desk,"
regular briefings on CNN/U.S. to feature highlights of CNN.com
coverage. She joined CNN in 2003 and is based in the network's world
headquarters in Atlanta.
De La Cruz joined CNN after working as an anchor, reporter and
producer at KYMA-TV in Yuma, Ariz. There, she anchored and produced a
one-hour morning newscast as well as anchored a half-hour show at
noon. She produced packages and did live shots for the evening
newscasts. During her tenure at KYMA-TV, De La Cruz covered numerous
stories on U.S.- Mexico border issues, the nation's nursing shortage
and the plight of the migrant farm worker. She also produced a series
on the homeless, with whom she continues to do extensive volunteer
Before KYMA-TV, De La Cruz worked as a music show host for
SonicNet/Digital Planet where she interviewed the likes of Eagle Eye
Cherry and Vertical Horizon, and a host and reporter for Eruptor
Entertainment's "Living Giant," where she reported from exotic
locales like Ibiza, Spain. De La Cruz also worked as a host and
producer for "Direct Drive," a show on the Digital Entertainment
Before beginning her career in journalism, De La Cruz spent a decade
of her life as a competitive figure skater.
She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, and
mentors aspiring broadcast-journalists at the Associated Press
Television-Radio Association's Academy.