Biography

Zoraida Sambolin

Zoraida Sambolin

(Bio as of January 2021)

Zoraida Sambolin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, is the Weekday Edition co-anchor of NBC 5 News Today. Previously, she served two years as co-anchor of CNN‘s Early Start, where she covered numerous breaking news stories including the Colorado Theatre shootings, the Boston bombings and the Cleveland kidnappings, and she field-anchored the Newtown Connecticut school massacre. Sambolin broke new ground for the Latinx community as the first Chicago on-air broadcaster to work at English and Spanish-language stations simultaneously. She served as host of Un Buen Doctor, a weekly Spanish language medical series and has won numerous awards for work on two parenting programs created for cable distribution. Sambolin volunteers for numerous organizations and has a special interest in raising awareness about breast cancer in underserved communities.