Sukanya Krishnan

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Sukanya Krishnan (born August 2, 1971) is an Indian-born American news anchor for the PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York City from 5-9 a.m., paired with Kori Chambers. She originally joined the WPIX in August 2001, left in late 2003 to become one of the four hosts of the syndicated TV show Home Delivery[1] and returned to the WB 11 Morning News (later CW 11 Morning News, now PIX Morning News) anchor chair in 2005.

Krishnan has won numerous community service awards, as well as many others from Indian American organizations for representing South Asians in the media. In 2006, Krishnan won her first Emmy for On-Camera Achievement (News Anchor/Host) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). She was the first Indian American woman to work in the New York market at a local network affiliate.

Family and early life[edit]

Born in Madras, India (now Chennai), Krishnan grew up on Staten Island and attended New Dorp High School, where among her classmates was Wu Tang Clan member, Method Man. [2]

In 1993 she graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor's degree in Spanish, and as president of the senior class.

Krishnan's prior experience in the New York news market included a stint at WCBS-TV, from June 1997 to July 2001 as a general assignment reporter. In 1995 she was an anchor, reporter and producer of the 6 pm and 11 pm news broadcasts at ABC affiliate WUTR-TV in Utica, New York. She cut her teeth in broadcasting at Long Island's WLIG-TV in 1994. During her year there, Krishnan did a variety of jobs from shooting, writing, and editing news stories behind the camera to reporting on the air in front of the camera.

It was during her internship at WLIG-TV that Krishnan first began her pursuit of a career in broadcasting. Prior to joining WCBS-TV, she was a morning/noon anchor and reporter for WHP-TV, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's CBS affiliate. She covered various stories including TWA Flight 800, the "Million Man March" and the floods of 1996 which wreaked havoc on central Pennsylvania. While at WCBS-TV, Krishnan covered breaking news for CBS 2's 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. The range of stories she covered included everything from the Clinton White House impeachment proceedings, then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's cleanup of Times Square, the Abner Louima beating, and the 1998 race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa to be the first to exceed Roger Maris's single-season home run record.

In addition to her Emmy Award, Krishnan has also won the Project Impact (formerly Indian American Political Awareness Committee)'s "Creating A Voice" Award, and a Distinguished Broadcast Journalist commendation from the Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York, for her work covering the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Her community volunteering includes being a celebrity judge for the 2005 Iron Skillet Cookoff. In March 2004, Krishnan played a reporter covering the mob on the "Two Tonys" episode of HBO's The Sopranos.

In July 2006, she was honored at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) annual convention held in New York City. On October 9, 2007, Krishnan was named one of the 2007 Power Women by New York Moves Magazine, at an awards ceremony hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino and MC'd by comedian Judy Gold. [3]

Personal life[edit]

On the CW11 Morning News on September 17, 2007, she announced her marriage to Eric Schroeder. She gave birth to a son, Kiran, on July 22, 2009. They live on Staten Island.

Sukanya returned to the Morning News October 12, 2009. On May 31, 2013 Sukanya gave birth to a daughter, Shyla Alexy.

On May 30, 2013 her husband, Eric, was promoted to Captain in the FDNY.

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