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[TV] CNN Anchor: Veronica De La Cruz

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    Veronica De La Cruz From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_De_La_Cruz Website: http://www.veronicadelacruz.com/ Born:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 8, 2007
      Veronica De La Cruz
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_De_La_Cruz
      Website: http://www.veronicadelacruz.com/


      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.

      Biography

      Early career
      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.

      Other work
      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.

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      Veronica De La Cruz
      http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/delacruz.veronica.html


      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
      work.

      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
      Network.

      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.
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