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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, and also served as the station’s weekday morning anchor. Before that, she 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 Wisconsin Public Television, she was a news anchor and assistant producer at WISN-TV in Milwaukee. At WISN-TV, she wrote, reported and anchored weekday morning newscasts, and generated story ideas dealing with issues facing Milwaukee public schools.

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.

Police were searching Wednesday night for heartless thieves who stole hundreds of dollars in cash and medication from a New York City animal charity's van. (credit: CBS 2)

Heartless Thieves Pilfer Animal Charity Van In Queens

Police were searching Wednesday night for heartless thieves who stole hundreds of dollars in cash and medication from a New York City animal charity.

04/13/2011

Actor John Travolta and Executive Producer and CEO of Fiore Films, Marc Fiore attend the Gotti press conference at Sheraton New York Hotel. (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Fiore Films)

Travolta To Play ‘The Dapper Don’ In Upcoming Gotti Film; Lohan In Talks

On Tuesday, Travolta announced that he has signed with Fiore Films to play mob boss John Gotti in the upcoming feature film “Gotti: Three Generations.”

04/12/2011

Charlie Sheen

Sheen’s ‘Violent Torpedo Of Truth’ Fails Big At Radio City

Despite a 30-minute late start there was a Big Apple welcome for Charlie Sheen at the legendary Radio City Music Hall on Friday night — a rousing standing ovation. But the fandemonium was short lived.

04/08/2011

A car is seen after crashing into a storefront off the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City - Queens, NY - Apr 6, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

2 Hurt In Another Car Crash By Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

It has happened again: for the second time in two weeks, a car careened off the road at the Ed Koch Queensboro bridge and smashed into a building.

04/06/2011

Tenafly Little League

Tenafly Little League Calls For Mandatory Fingerprinting Of All Volunteers

A New Jersey Little League is taking safety up a notch. For the first time they’re requiring all their volunteers be fingerprinted. We’re talking coaches and concession stand workers, too.

04/05/2011

Police were searching for a brazen burglar who struck seven homes in Hastings-on-Hudson. (Credit: CBS 2)

Brazen Burglar Robs 7 Homes In Westchester Neighborhood

After residents settled in for the night, police say a brazen burglar struck seven homes in one Hastings-on-Hudson neighborhood.

03/30/2011

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Residents Shocked After Seeing Saplings Uprooted In Van Cortlandt Park

A witness said she saw nearly a dozen boys pull the saplings out of the ground and throw them at each other and people passing by.

03/28/2011

Fifth Avenue (credit: CBS 2)

East Or West? Some NYC Street Signs Cause Confusion

All the signs on bus stops lining Fifth Avenue from 59th Street to 110th Street on the Upper East Side said the streets were west streets.

03/23/2011

Tina Adovasio (Photo/Handout)

Search On For Bronx Mother Of 4 Missing Since Friday

Authorities said 40-year-old Tina Adovasio was last seen at her home at 1166 Edison Avenue in the Bronx around 9 p.m. on March 11.

03/15/2011

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Commuter Files Suit Against LIRR Over Lack Of Service

A commuter said he’s fed up with paying for service he’s not getting on the Long Island Rail Road. So he’s suing the railroad on behalf of all commuters.

03/09/2011

Teaneck, N.J. fire

Investigators: Teaneck Fire Set To Mask Murder

Police are searching for clues and a motive after a New Jersey father was shot and then his home was set on fire as an apparent cover-up.

03/08/2011

Gas prices in the Tri-State continue to rise, leaving many drivers frustrated and worried that prices will be even higher by summer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Why Do Gas Prices Jump So High Seemingly Overnight?

It’s hard not to think you’re being gouged when you see the gas prices spike, and in some cases, you are. Aside from that, though, the buying and selling of gasoline is a complicated business based on anticipation as much as reality.

03/03/2011

552 Academy St.

Deplorable Conditions Send Inwood Building Residents To Streets

They were forced out. Dozens of families in Upper Manhattan were suddenly homeless Friday night after their apartment building was deemed too dangerous to live in.

02/18/2011

Desert Storm veteran Sean Vassallo (right), was paralyzed in a car accident in 2008 and needs constant care. Now his wife is fighting to keep their home. (Credit: CBS 2)

Paralyzed Desert Storm Vet Fighting To Keep His Home

A paralyzed veteran who once fought for his country is now fighting to keep his home. The North Bergen Housing Authority is trying to evict the former marine because he’s getting help from a friend.

02/16/2011

Police say 47-year-old Denise Castracucco badly beat her frail mother, Dorothy Carraturo, inside the Tuckahoe home they shared. (Photo: CBS 2)

Westchester Woman Arrested In Death Of 70-Year-Old Mom

In Westchester County, police think elder abuse was behind the death of a 70-year-old woman. Her own daughter is now under arrest, accused of brutally beating her mother.

02/10/2011

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