WMAQ Names Zoraida Sambolin A.M. Co-Anchor

NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago (DMA 3) today named Zoraida Sambolin co-anchor of NBC 5 News Today

Sambolin has spent the past two years at CNN where she anchored the network’s Early Start. While at CNN, Sambolin covered a number of big and breaking stories, including the Sandy Hook shootings, the Cleveland kidnapping and the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Sambolin returns to WMAQ where she worked from 2002 to 2011. She began as a weekend anchor, and was named co-anchor of the weekday morning newscasts in 2007. Prior to WMAQ, she hosted programs on the Telemundo and PBS stations in Chicago, and was once director of broadcasting for the Chicago City Colleges.

She begins her new role alongside co-anchor Stefan Holt in May.

Sambolin replaces Daniella Guzman, who was named morning co-anchor NBC’s, KNBC Los Angeles.

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