Veteran Journalist Hazel Sanchez To Join PIX11 Morning News Team
WPIX said Friday that award-winning veteran journalist Hazel Sanchez will join the PIX11 Morning News team beginning Monday, Sept. 20th. Sanchez will co-anchor alongside PIX11’s Dan Mannarino.
Since 2000, Sanchez has served as an anchor and reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City, covering breaking news, politics, city government, crime and a wide variety of features and human interest stories.
“[O]ver the course of two decades in this market I have established strong relationships with business leaders, with an array of city, state, and federal politicians, and with community groups,” Sanchez said in a statement. “I know the issues and concerns that matters most to New Yorkers.”
She added, “I’m very excited to join the PIX11 morning news team. I love the energy everyone brings to the show and I’m looking forward to helping viewers start their day.”
Sanchez was named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the U.S.” by the Filipina Women’s Network in 2009. In 2017, she received The Outstanding Filipinos In America Award (TOFA). In 2020 TOFA named her one of the Top 100 Most Influential Filipino Americans.
Hazel and her husband live in Manhattan with their two daughters Avery (8) and Kenzie (6).