Hazel Sanchez

hazelsanchez1 Hazel SanchezHazel Sanchez joined CBS 2 in 2000 as a general assignment reporter.

Prior to WCBS-TV, Sanchez was the weekend anchor/reporter for WBAY-TV Green Bay, WI. During that time, she also hosted and moderated “Teen Connection,” a live, hour-long show for Wisconsin Public Television in Green Bay. In addition to “Teen Connection,” she also hosted a number of the station’s award-winning documentaries.

Prior to her work in Green Bay, Hazel was a news cut-in anchor and assistant producer at WISN-TV in Milwaukee.

Sanchez has achieved recognition for her work, earning a Midwest Emmy award, a CINE Golden Eagle award, and an award from the Wisconsin Broadcast Association. She has also received awards for hosting “The Discovery of Dawn,” an emotional documentary on one young woman’s battle with Anorexia Nervosa.
Sanchez has a B.A. in broadcasting and electronic communications from the Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Hazel and her husband Peter live in Manhattan with their daughter Avery.

Hazmat team investigates car in Lawrence. (credit: CBS 2)

Father, 2-Year-Old Daughter Found Unconscious In Lawrence Parking Lot

Hazmat crews were not taking any chances and suited up to investigate a mysterious white powdery substance found in a car, where a man and his daughter were discovered unconscious in Lawrence.

10/03/2011

Nadia Habib and her Mom Nazim (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Mom, Daughter May Avoid Deportation To Bangladesh

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is lending support to Nazim Habib and her 19-year-old daughter, Nadia. Her office is optimistic the pair will be able to stay in the United States.

09/28/2011

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Neighbors Complain Of Unsanitary Condition At ‘Super Halal Meat’ In Queens

The Deptartment of Agriculture and Markets said Super Halal, open only a year, was fined for critical deficiencies in July, August, and September of this year.

09/27/2011

9/11 hero Joe Irizarry

NYC Subway Motorman Reflects On 9/11 — The Day He Was Thrust Into Heroic Role

Over the past decade we have heard countless stories about acts of heroism during the 9/11 terror attacks. But here’s one you probably never heard about.

09/06/2011

Queens Library in Astoria (credit: CBS 2)

Man Allegedly Fondles 7-Year-Old Girl’s Feet In Queens Library

The girl said she was reading on the floor when a man tried to engage her in small talk and then grabbed her feet.

08/24/2011

Brooklyn tent revival

Neighbors Say Brooklyn Tent Revival Volume So Loud, They’re Praying To God It Stops

Every night for the entire month of August the Gospel Tabernacle Church hosts a spiritual revival. Some neighbors say they’re not bothered by the message. They are bothered by the volume of the message.

08/16/2011

Mikey Weinstein

Heartless Or Desperate? Woman Wanted For Stealing From Child’s Cancer Charity

The hunt is on for a heartless thief on Staten Island that robbed a man trying to raise money for a 5-year-old boy suffering from a rare form of cancer.

08/16/2011

Lillie Leon

80-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher Sues NYC Over Firing From Queens Public School

A kindergarten teacher with a squeaky clean record for more than 30 years says she was fired simply because she’s old. The 80-year-old woman wants her job back, so she’s suing New York City.

08/03/2011

Lonnie Quinn (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2’s Chief Weathercaster Lonnie Quinn Has Bike Stolen On Upper West Side

Surveillance video shows CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn locking up his $2,300 bike in front of his Upper West Side gym just after 10 a.m. Moments later, a man on a bike parked next to Quinn’s before taking it.

07/26/2011

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4-Alarm Fire Rips Through Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue On Upper East Side

Firefighters battled the four-alarm fire and got it under control around 9:50 p.m. An FDNY spokesman said about 170 firefighters responded to the fire, which started at around 8:30 p.m.

07/11/2011

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Authorities Investigate Security Breach At JFK After Man Flies To L.A. Without Ticket Or ID

Investigators say Olajide Noibi, a Nigerian, boarded Virgin America Flight 415 to Los Angeles without a valid passport or identification, using an expired boarding pass that belonged to someone else.

06/30/2011

Whooping cough vaccine

Long Island Officials Warn Of Rapidly Spreading Whooping Cough Virus

A cluster of whooping cough is growing on Long Island, with dozens of people – mostly children – infected by the virus.

06/29/2011

The remains of the Deutsche Bank building are seen at Ground Zero from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2011 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

1 Acquitted In Fatal Ground Zero Fire At Former Deutsche Bank Building

For nearly four years, construction supervisor Salvatore DePaola and two co-workers have been accused of responsibility for the deaths of two firefighters in the Deutsche Bank fire at ground zero. But on Tuesday a jury acquitted DePaola of all charges.

06/28/2011

Witnesses watch as rescue workers prepare to transport a wounded person following a shooting on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk June 9, 2011. (credit: YouTube.com)

Report: Brighton Beach Residents Want Every Bag On The Boardwalk Searched Following Shooting

The wild shooting on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk that left 16-year-old Tysha Jones dead and four others wounded has area residents calling for serious changes in security procedures.

06/24/2011

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Turtle Bay Dealing With Trash Pileup As Doormen Strike Continues

A spokesperson for the Department of Sanitation confirmed there is an active strike and its workers will continue to let the garbage pile grow until the doormen get a contract or the Department of Health orders the agency to clean up the mess.

06/17/2011

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