Rick Sanchez

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Rick Sanchez Gets a New Job at MundoFox

    Two years after his fall from grace at CNN, Rick Sanchez has finally snagged a new regular TV job. He's headed to MundoFOX, Fox's newly created Spanish-language TV network aimed at Hispanics. According to The New York Times, he'll be filing daily news stories for the network, and hosting news specia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    The Ten Biggest Miami Losers of 2011

    ​Two thousand eleven is almost over, and some of us had better years than others. For most, this year seemed like a downer. But, hey, at least you didn't accidentally spend almost $20K at a strip club, get recalled from office, or embarrass yourself on national television. It really could have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Rick Sanchez Finally Joining Mega TV? EXCLUSIVE Photos of Miami Meeting

    Rick Sanchez emerges from a meeting with Mega TV execs​Last month, we reported on smoldering rumors that legendarily loquacious news anchor and fallen Hispanic hero Rick Sanchez was joining local Spanish-language channel Mega TV. Those rumors burst into flame days later when he revealed he would a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Rick Sanchez to Host South Beach-Set Syndicated Talk Show

    ​Well, flappy mouthed TV anchor Rick Sanchez is not only back living in Miami, but he may be back on your TV screen next year. You can blame Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The power-couple is reportedly involved in a plan to launch a bi-lingual syndicated talk show shot in South Beach and hosted by Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Rick Sanchez, the New, Questionably Informed Voice of FIU Football

    ​Local folk hero and fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will strap on a headset this fall and announce football games for Florida International University, according the Miami Herald.We thought he might have had some kind of circus deal with Mega TV in the works, but he's pulled another drunken sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Is Rick Sanchez Being Courted By Mega TV?

    ​From the unsubstantiated-hearsay-but-come-on-obviously-it's-true category comes news of what could potentially be the best marriage since Michael Jackson and Elvis' daughter: Publicly shamed, fired, and exiled unhinged news anchor Rick Sanchez, meet anything-goes Spanish-language channel Mega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Best of Miami 2011: Best Local Boy Gone Bad

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.​Best Local Boy Gone BadRick Sanchez

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Pepe Billete's Top Five Reasons The Miami Heat Will Win The NBA Title

    ​Oye, Guanabacoa's most famous resident since Rick Sanchez is guaranteeing the Miami Heat will pick up its second Larry O'Brian trophy in the NBA Finals.In his latest YouTube video, Pepe Billete explains why the Dallas Mavericks suck ass while partaking in one of his favorite past times. We've loo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Did Rick Sanchez Edit His Own Wikipedia Entry to Downplay DUI Accident?

    ​Ah, it's been too long since we've had some good ol' fashioned Rick Sanchez-brand inanity. On a hunch- - do we know our man or what? -- we checked out the revision history of the Wikipedia page for Rick Sanchez, the former WSVN-turned-CNN anchor who is currently unemployed after calling Jon Stew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    LeBron James, Gerald Posner, and Rick Sanchez Make List of "50 Most Deplorable Americans"

    via The Buffalo Beast​Every year we here at the Miami New Times humbly offer our Dirty Dozen of the worst locals of the year. Ever year, Buffalo's own alt weekly, The Beast, takes the concept a bit farther with the 50 most deplorable Americans of the year. Their edition this year, though, is rife ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Rick Sanchez to Meet With "America's Rabbi"

    ​Rick Sanchez, the anchorman fired from CNN after calling Jon Stewart a "bigot" and implying that Jews control the media, is entering comeback mode. First step: Meet with a high-profile rabbi.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Rick Sanchez's Non-Triumphant Return to Twitter

    ​Rick Sanchez may be off the air, but he's back on the medium he truly loves: Twitter. Integrating messages from the microblogging service became his trademark at CNN, so obviously he could not stay away from the Twitter machine for long. He didn't get his old account in his severance with CNN, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Rick Sanchez Begins His Rehabilitation Tour

    ​After offering an official written apology earlier this week, Rick Sanchez continues to do damage control for his outburst over Jon Stewart. This morning not only did he sit down with Good Morning America, but also gave interview to radio and online media. Even his former bosses at CNN think he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Rick Sanchez Apologizes for Outburst

    ​A little less than a week after unleashing a controversial tirade against Jon Stewart, his Daily Show, and CNN execs in which he implied that Jews run the media that ultimately lead to his dismissal from CNN, Rick Sanchez has finally released a public apology. He reveals he privately apologized t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Jon Stewart Addresses the Rick Sanchez Controversy And Then Salvages The Guy's Career

    ​Rick Sanchez's foot-in-mouth anti-Semitic tirade against Jon Stewart and The Daily Show left the world with two questions: 1) Is he gonna get fired? and 2) How much fun is The Daily Show going to have with this? The answers were "yes" and "a lot." Stewart ripped Sanchez apart last night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Rick Sanchez's Best On-Screen Moments

    ​Miami's equivalent of Ron Burgundy, Rick Sanchez, was fired by CNN over the weekend for talking out of his ass. Once again, the one-time WSVN anchor spoke without giving any real thought to what he was saying. To celebrate the comedic legacy of Rick Sanchez's journalistic career, we put together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Rick Sanchez Says Jews Control the Media, Calls Jon Stewart a Bigot

    ​After years of toiling in the Miami TV market and a short stint on MSNBC, former WSVN anchor Rick Sanchez had finally made it to the big time with his own popular show on CNN. Of course the guy has become known for his embarrassing gaffes, but in his latest misstep he's implied that Jews control ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Rick Sanchez Fired By CNN

    After an ethnically-insensitive tirade against The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, CNN host and former Miami local news anchor Rick Sanchez has been fired by the network. Sanchez was ultimately done in by his big mouth.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Jon Stewart Takes on Rekers' "European Gaycation" on The Daily Show

    ​The George Rekers and the rent boy scandal is at once very, very sad but also very, very hilarious. Following the mixed results of Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert, last night Jon Stewart took on the scandal on The Daily Show in a segment titled "European Gaycation."In the clip below starting at abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Rick Sanchez Doesn't Understand Volcanoes

    Dear CNN,Please refrain from having Rick Sanchez cover natural disasters. We here in South Florida all remember his over-the-top hurricane coverage. Then when covering tsunami warnings for Hawaii he asked, "Nine meters in English is what?" Now, he does not understand volcanoes.While covering that vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    The Daily Show Explains Rick Sanchez: It's Like He's "Doing a lot of Coke"

    www.thedailyshow.comLike any good cable news freak out, Rick Sanchez's hyper-kinetic, geographically confused coverage of the Chilean Earthquake on CNN this weekend has been skewered by John Stewart on The Daily Show. Stewart's take: "I just realized something, Rick Sanchez delivers the news like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Rick Sanchez Made an Ass of Himself on CNN This Weekend

    Our longstanding love-hate relationship with former WSVN turned CNN anchor Rick Sanchez continues, and as it does more often than not, it's veering more toward hate at the moment.This weekend he got a chance to break out of his Twitter-addicted regular show on CNN, to host some of the network's cov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Rick Sanchez Twitter Breakdown: "I Was So Clueless" as Miami Anchor

    ​CNN's Rick Sanchez was in extreme overshare mode last night on Twitter. Apparently a combination of not being picked to replace Lou Dobbs and flying to FIU parents' weekend to see his son had him feeling emotional, a bit edgy, and finally confessional, admitting to something we've long known: He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    The Week That Was: "Best of" Week Ever

    In honor of New Times Best of Miami issue, we've decided to wrap up things on Riptide this week by awarding our posts this weeks with completely meaningless merits. Click through to find out who wins. I'm sure you'll be super surprised.  Best Media hissy fit involving Bill O'Reilly and R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    WTVJ's Nick Bogert Leaving for Chicago

    TV news is hurting. The best are deserting us. Nick Bogert, the WTVJ smart guy who has provided some politics and substance along with the gore on the local airwaves, will depart for Chicago this fall. He's covered everything from hurricanes to the fall of commissioners such as Joe Gersten, Miller D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Rick Sanchez and Bill O'Reilly Get in Media Catfight

    Best Of is coming up, and I'm sure that's always Rick Sanchez's favorite issue. After all, back in the days of Rick's time on WSVN, we used to have a category called "Least Credible News Personality" that he won so many times we named it after him. But ever since Rick went to CNN and got Twitter-ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Pitts Has a Vague Idea About Twitter and He Doesn't Like It

    Don't ask Leonard Pitts Jr. Note to Leonard Pitts Jr.: If you want to demonstrate the differences between old-style media and the new, social internet media you might want to understand what you're talking about first before dashing off a 600-plus word column on it. Pitts' Herald column today takes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Rick Sanchez Sets Media Standards for a New Generation

    Rick Sanchez's transformation from WSVN's "If it bleeds, it leads" main man to king of media Twitterdom continues to astound and amaze. After Sanchez began his new CNN show complete with your Twitters, it has become de facto for journalists to figure out this whole Twitter thing. Even the Miami  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    The Excited Kid At the Obama Rally. There is a Video of Him.

    The stimulus package Barack Obama is pushing will be a defining part of his presidency, and these events that he's held the past couple of days should be treated as sort of historic. Yet, at the end of the day all we care about is that Obama said some funny thing about Charlie Crist and a hose and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Rick Sanchez Compares Joe the Plumber to Castro

    The McCain campaign gave us two gifts that keep on giving (and I mean that in the same way I would if I were talking about herpes): Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber. For whatever reason, these two won't go away. Sure, Sarah Palin is a governor, but Joe the Plumber is... What in hell is he again?Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    And Now, In Very Important Twitter Related News

    In today's installment of former Miami-based celebrity twitter news I will tell you about an exciting new website that takes the fun of LOLCats and adds the wit of a certain beloved big man: LOLShaq takes the bizarre twitter gems of Shaquille O'Neal and turns them into JPeg format. Yes, LOL Sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Rick Sanchez's Crack Shame

    Rick Sanchez is our favorite twitter friend ever, but when he started tweeting last night about heady topics such as God, Hitler, and Torquemada, we thought he might be on something. Then he posted, "i am high on crack right now might not be coming to work today." Aha! Rick Sanchez, we always knew i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Year in Review: Top Blog Posts of 2008

    With 2008 coming to a close, we are taking the time to look back at the crazy blog fodder the Magic City provided us with. Everything from Dolphins Cheerleaders to "hairy" e-mails struck a chord with readers. So let's look at the top blog posts that were unknowingly picked by you, our readers, in te ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Does It Offend Rick Sanchez, Yeah?

    Oh No! Someone's mixed Catholic imagery and sex! How provocative! How controversial! How unoriginal.Rick Sanchez, everyone's favorite former Channel Seven newsman, dedicated a good portion of his Twitter-fueled CNN show yesterday to the latest cover of Mexican Playboy that shows a model who may be c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    If There's One Constant In The World, It's That We Don't Like Rick Sanchez

    Have a gander at this mash up from 23/6 of Rick Sanchez's best moments so far from his new 3 p.m. CNN show. The one with a light speed pace where he tries to awkwardly integrate Twitter and Facebook into the presentation. It's not even like "Breaking, we understand that Angela Merkel just denied S ... More >>

  • Diversions

    May 12, 2005


    Dwight Lauderdale

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    La Cosa Nuestra

    The war on sexual orientation reveals the organization and structure of the Take Back Miami-Dade political family

  • Diversions

    May 16, 2002


    Laurie Jennings

    WSVN-TV (Channel 7)

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2001

    News Before Rick

    Seven Heaven

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of June 15, 2000

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of June 8, 2000

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Rick ... or Red?

    Could Rick Sanchez, Miami's most notorious journalistic windbag, actually be an agent of Fidel Castro?

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Fine Young Cannibals

    The reporters providing us coverage of Elian Gonzalez seem to recognize they're taking part in a shark feed. And they just keep chomping.

  • News

    July 8, 1999
  • Calendar

    November 28, 1996
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    October 31, 1996
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    March 4, 1992
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    August 7, 1991

    The Forgotten Man

    Eight months after he got hit by Channel 7 anchorman Rick Sanchez's Volvo, Jeffrey Smuzinick is doing poorly. His family is just plain doing poor.

  • News

    July 25, 1990
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