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'''Veronica De La Cruz ''' is a [[Filipino American]]<ref>[http://islandzine.com/sections.php?i=78 Welcome to Island Magazine - Online Edition<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> television anchor with [[CNN]] News.
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'''Veronica De La Cruz is a [[Filipino American]]<ref>[http://islandzine.com/sections.php?i=78 Welcome to Island Magazine - Online Edition<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> television anchor with [[CNN]] News.
   
 
Veronica currently appears on CNNs Emmy-nominated morning show [[American Morning]] from 6am to 9am Eastern time, providing Dotcom Desk information to CNNs early morning viewers. Veronica also substitutes as a replacement anchor for [[CNN]] U.S. and [[CNN Headline News]]. She previously anchored the CNN broadband news service, [[CNN Pipeline]], now CNN LIVE, and was among one of four founding anchors. She became a contributor to their domestic network with the segment "Dotcom Desk", which launched during the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami. Her contributions to CNN's news coverage include reporting on Hurricane Katrina, working with the Victims and Relief desk, and numerous on-line reports with CNN broadband news. CNN won a Peabody award for their coverage. Veronica joined CNN in 2003 and has moved from the network's world headquarters in Atlanta to the New York Offices.
 
Veronica currently appears on CNNs Emmy-nominated morning show [[American Morning]] from 6am to 9am Eastern time, providing Dotcom Desk information to CNNs early morning viewers. Veronica also substitutes as a replacement anchor for [[CNN]] U.S. and [[CNN Headline News]]. She previously anchored the CNN broadband news service, [[CNN Pipeline]], now CNN LIVE, and was among one of four founding anchors. She became a contributor to their domestic network with the segment "Dotcom Desk", which launched during the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami. Her contributions to CNN's news coverage include reporting on Hurricane Katrina, working with the Victims and Relief desk, and numerous on-line reports with CNN broadband news. CNN won a Peabody award for their coverage. Veronica joined CNN in 2003 and has moved from the network's world headquarters in Atlanta to the New York Offices.

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Veronica De La Cruz
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Veronica De La Cruz
Born August 13, 1970
Occupation News Anchor

Veronica De La Cruz is a Filipino American[1] television anchor with CNN News.

Veronica currently appears on CNNs Emmy-nominated morning show American Morning from 6am to 9am Eastern time, providing Dotcom Desk information to CNNs early morning viewers. Veronica also substitutes as a replacement anchor for CNN U.S. and CNN Headline News. She previously anchored the CNN broadband news service, CNN Pipeline, now CNN LIVE, and was among one of four founding anchors. She became a contributor to their domestic network with the segment "Dotcom Desk", which launched during the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami. Her contributions to CNN's news coverage include reporting on Hurricane Katrina, working with the Victims and Relief desk, and numerous on-line reports with CNN broadband news. CNN won a Peabody award for their coverage. Veronica joined CNN in 2003 and has moved from the network's world headquarters in Atlanta to the New York Offices.

Biography

Early career

Prior to joining CNN, De La Cruz worked as an anchor and reporter at an NBC affiliate in Yuma, Arizona. She spent two years there as the morning and mid-day anchor, and did liveshots and produced packages for the 5pm and 6pm newscasts. However, during her time at KYMA-TV, De La Cruz covered numerous stories on U.S.- Mexico border issues, the Nation's nursing shortage, and the plight of the migrant farm worker.During the 2002 Winter Olympics, De La Cruz interviewed figure skating hopeful Sasha Cohen. She also produced a series on the homeless before leaving the station in Yuma, with whom she continues to do volunteer work periodically.

Early in her career, De La Cruz hosted a music show for SonicNet/Digital Planet where she interviewed many different artists which included: Hoobastank, Vertical Horizon, Eagle Eye Cherry and the Roots. Her other work includes working as a host and reporter for Eruptor Entertainment's "Living Giant", covering the international music scene, where she reported from exotic locales including Ibiza, Spain. De La Cruz also worked as a host and producer of the show "Direct Drive" on the Digital Entertainment Network.

Other work

She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Spent a decade as a competitive figure skater, prior to moving into a career in journalism.

Mentors aspiring broadcast-journalists at the Associated Press Television-Radio Association's Academy.

References

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