Vanessa Ruiz is a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and works on special productions at Arizona PBS.
Previously, Ruiz was the main evening news anchor for KPNX, the NBC affiliate station in Phoenix. Her career began with Telemundo Network’s national newscast, becoming Telemundo International’s youngest news anchor before transitioning into the English-speaking market at WSVN-FOX Miami. Ruiz also has worked for KNBC in Los Angeles and The Broadcasting Board of Governors for TV Marti.
She has been nominated for several Emmys and has been recognized by the Academy of Arts & Sciences. She received the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award and was chosen as one of Florida’s Leading Latinos in Journalism. She is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.