The Miami Herald is reporting that former Channel 7 and CNN anchorman Rick Sanchez will be a color analyst on radio broadcasts of [Florida International University] FIU football this season on the fall.
Jorge Sedano, of 790 The Ticket, confirms the news in a tweet to his followers: "FYI: I will not be doing FIU Football this year. They'll have Rick Sanchez on broadcast this year. It was fun. Thanks to the guys there!"
South Florida TV viewers have fond memories of Sanchez's portrayal of a gritty TV reporter who prowled Miami's mean streets in the 90's for a nightly segment called "Crime Check" on Channel 7, WSVN.
Upon hearing the news, one local Miami TV news insider said simply: "What a fall from grace."
Sanchez has connections to FIU. His son is/was a student there and in October 2009, Sanchez broadcast his CNN show from the FIU campus.
Late this afternoon Sanchez confirmed the news on his Twitter page.