Award-winning bilingual journalist will start February 24
PHILADELPHIA – (February 10, 2020) NBC10 and Telemundo62 Philadelphia announced today that Isabel Sanchez will join the news team as a dayside reporter. She will start on Monday, February 24.
“We are pleased to welcome Isabel to the NBC10 and Telemundo62 family,” said Anzio Williams, Vice President of News for NBC10 and Telemundo62. “She is a dedicated multimedia journalist and shares our commitment to providing the best news coverage to Spanish-language audiences in the Greater Philadelphia region.”
Fluent in Spanish, Sanchez was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. During her time on Venezuelan television, Isabel covered major international events such as the death of former President Hugo Chavez and the deadly 2014 protests. She moved to the United States the following year in 2015 due to the difficult sociopolitical situation happening in her home country.
Prior to joining Telemundo62, Sanchez served as a bilingual reporter and anchor for two years at WBOC-TV and helped launch Telemundo Delmarva serving the Delmarva Peninsula. Prior to that, she worked as a news anchor for Citrus TV Noticias, a Spanish television newscast in Syracuse, New York.
“I’m very excited to move to Philadelphia and learn more about the city’s rich history, amazing people and delicious food” said Sanchez. “Having visited the area many times, I’m really looking forward to calling Philadelphia my new home.”
Sanchez has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, she received the Gordon J. Alderman Memorial Prize for excellence in creative broadcasting
When she’s not covering news, Sanchez enjoys yoga, the beach, dancing and spending time with her husband and 13-year old rescue dog, Penny. She is also huge advocate for education and has worked very closely with DelawareCAN and DELLTA, local nonprofits that promote resources to low-income and immigrant students in Delaware.
About NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. NBC10 produces more than 41 hours of local news programming per week. COZI TV, the station’s multicast network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series and hit movies as well as local programming. COZI TV can be seen on Comcast channel 248, Verizon channel 460, RCN channel 28 and over-the-air on digital 10.2.
About Telemundo62 Philadelphia / WWSI
Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their mornings with Primera Edición, an hour-long, local Spanish-language newscast airing weekdays at 6 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at 12 p.m. Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. Telemundo62 produces 18 hours of local, Spanish language news programming per week. For more information, visit Telemundo62.com