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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.

People cool off in a fountain in Battery Park. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Big Apple Heat Wave Packs Steamy Punch; Another Scorcher On Tap For Thursday

It’s so hot, we could shatter records set more than seven decades ago. The blazing sun made it feel like 100 degrees on Wednesday and it’s not over yet.

06/08/2011

Security camera still police say shows William Giraldo, who was arrested Tuesday. (credit: DCPI)

Police Arrest William Giraldo In Connection With Sunset Park Rape

A suspected sexual predator is off the streets. He’s already charged in one vicious attack. Now police want to know if he’s responsible for preying on other women in Brooklyn.

06/07/2011

Bayshore Fire Department Lt. Michael Ippolito straddled the 30-foot roof and slowly inched his way toward Rosie, eventually rescuing her from her dog-sitter's roof. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bay Shore Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped On Roof For Hours

It was quite a terrifying morning for a little puppy named Rosie. Apparently, she decided to go for a sky-high adventure on her dog-sitter’s roof.

06/06/2011

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Arrest Of NJ Cabbie Sparks Protest By Fellow Drivers At Newark Airport

Taxi drivers staged a five-hour shutdown at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, refusing to pick up passengers to protest the arrest of a fellow cabbie Ahmed Deraz.

06/03/2011

Eric LeGrand (credit: CBS 2)

Paralyzed Rutgers Football Player LeGrand Begins Taking Courses Via Skype

Eric LeGrand is on the move and continues to beat the odds. The former Rutgers defense tackle will be taking two classes this summer via Skype from his home in New Egypt. However, he plans to catch some sessions in person at the university.

06/01/2011

Smash and grab robberies

‘Smash And Grab’ Robbers Cause Havoc In Financial District

Police said the duo stuffed their pockets in the Financial District. Authorities said the suspects hit several lower Manhattan restaurants for hundreds of dollars in cash and liquor.

05/31/2011

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Impostor Crushes Hopes Of N.J. Elementary School Students

A local teacher promised her students a date with Lady Gaga, but instead they got a gag. It was a good deed gone bad. The real artist was swapped with an impostor.

05/27/2011

Smirnoff Ice

New York City Health Department Wants All ‘Alcopops’ Banned

You may have heard of “alcopops.” They’re carbonated fruit drinks with an alcoholic punch. Kids are breaking the law to get their hands on them, but the New York City Health Department is stepping in to try to stop that from happening.

05/25/2011

The Westhcester County district attorney is investigating whether Tuckahoe police let off an allegedly drunk, off-duty NYPD officer after an accident. (Credit: CBS 2)

DA Probes Whether Westchester Cops Fixed Allegedly Drunk NYPD Officer’s Ticket

An investigation into the NYPD is spilling over borders, as the Westchester County district attorney is looking into whether local cops let off a drunk, and potentially dangerous, off-duty NYPD officer.

05/18/2011

The Little League of the Islips created the Challenger League, a brand new league for disabled children, this year. (Credit: CBS 2)

Kids With Disabilities On L.I. Get ‘A (Little) League Of Their Own’

There’s a brand new little league on Long Island that’s proving the be an inspiration to anyone who has a dream. That’s because every player has a disability – but that’s not stopping them from getting onto that playing field.

05/13/2011

Canal Street in Chinatown on April 26, 2011 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Councilwoman Margaret Chin Wants To Make It Illegal To Purchase Knockoff Purses

City Councilwoman Margaret Chin plans to introduce a bill making it illegal to purchase counterfeit designer merchandise. Violators could face a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

04/26/2011

Video still from a surveillance camera showing the attack on a woman in Park Slope on March 20 (credit: CBS 2)

SHOCKING VIDEO: Park Slope Attack Caught On Tape

A late-night attack on a woman in Park Slope was caught on surveillance camera. The victim’s blood curdling screams can be heard ringing out on a silent night shaking residents out of their beds.

04/22/2011

Galleria Mall peeping Tom

Cops: Serial Video Voyeur Busted Inside White Plains Mall Bathroom

A White Plains man was arrested for video taping women using the restroom at the popular Galleria Mall. And police said he admitted to doing it many times before.

04/19/2011

Accused NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno (L), Franklin Mata (R) (credit: CBS2)

Accuser Offers Stunning Testimony In Rape Trial Of NYPD Officers Moreno, Mata

For the first time after the alleged rape more than two years ago, Officer Kenneth Moreno and Officer Franklin Mata came face to face with their accuser.

04/14/2011

Gabriel Hernandez, seen in the white shirt, looks to help the driver of a tractor trailer roll-over crash on the Major Deegan. What he allegedly did next is what got him into serious trouble. (Photo: CBS 2)

Cops: Good Samaritan In Major Deegan Crash Turns Out To Be Hoax

A Bronx man was caught on video being a Good Samaritan after a truck crash last year. But it was that same video that led to his arrest for insurance fraud.

04/14/2011

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