CNN’s Rick Sanchez: Live from the Pit at FIU

sanchez_rickMIAMI — Popular CNN news anchor and South Florida’s own Rick Sanchez is coming back home to do his afternoon show live from FIU’s Graham Center Pit on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to come by the Pit, located in the heart of the Graham Center, starting at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  Sanchez’s CNN Newsroom Live goes live at 3 p.m. and will include live audience participation, in addition to his usual online interactions. Sanchez may be reached through any of the following avenues before and during the show:

Sanchez is expected to interview FIU Athletic Director Pete Garcia and Men’s Basketball Coach Isiah Thomas, among others.  Sanchez is in South Florida promoting CNN’s Latino in America project, which highlights the contributions of Americans of Hispanic ancestry.

Tune into Latino in America October 21 and October 22 at 9pm, 12am, and 3am.

Media Contact: Maydel Santana-Bravo at 305-348-1555 or Yusila Ramirez at 786-547-0779.


About FIU:
Florida International University was founded in 1965 and is Miami’s only public research university. With a student body of more than 38,000, its 17 colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. More than 100,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida. FIU has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “High Research Activity University”. In August 2009, FIU welcomed the inaugural class of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. For more information about FIU, visit