|Other names Natalia Rodriguez|
TV shows Primer Impacto
Years active 1993 – Present
|Occupation Television journalist|
Name Natalia Cruz
Spouse(s) Jairo Cruz
Known for Primer Impacto, WNJU
|Full Name Natalia Andrea Rodriguez Carrillo|
Born Template:Birth date and age 40Barranquilla, Colombia
Education Universidad del Norte, Colombia
Residence Miami, Florida, United States
Nominations News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine In Spanish
Similar People Pamela Silva Conde, Barbara Bermudo, Jackie Guerrido, Satcha Pretto, Chiquinquira Delgado
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Natalia Cruz (born August 18, 1976 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Colombian journalist and news anchor in the United States, three time Emmy Award winner, affiliated to Univision Network, and the show Primer Impacto.
- News Anchor and Journalist, Natalia Cruz Family Bond Sculpture Garman Sculpture Works (HD)
Born to journalist parents, Cruz always had a passion for written works. In her youth she competed in writing contests. She won speech and poetry competitions as well as literature prizes.
Cruz attended Universidad del Norte, in Barranquilla, Colombia where she majored in social communications and journalism. While studying, she worked in news Radio on "Emisora Atlantico", Cruz began her broadcasting career at 17 as news anchor for the newscast "CV Noticias" on the regional television station Telecaribe.
In early 2000, Cruz moved to New York and worked for Spanish language Public TV on HITN (Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network), where she also produced the shows "Corriente Cultural" and "NotiCultura".
Later that year, she started as the New York City reporter for the daily morning show "Despierta America", on Univision, and did live shots for the longest-running variety TV show in the world, "Sabado Gigante".
In 2001, Cruz was hired by the New York Telemundo affiliate WNJU as a reporter for Noticiero 47. With only one month on the job, she covered the WTC terrorist attacks, being one of the first reporters on the scene at Ground Zero. Her work was noted in the book, "Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of September 11", and she was featured on the 9/11 Tenth year exhibit on the Newseum on Washington D.C.
She was nominated the following year for five awards, winning another Emmy Award, this time for Best Newscast in 2005. Additionally, Cruz won the ACE Award as Best News Anchor in 2005. 2006 saw Cruz win her third Emmy Award for Best Series of Social Interest.
Cruz then started as New York Correspondent for "En Vivo y Directo", on TeleFutura. Only two months later, she was brought to "Primer Impacto" on Univision Network. She won the NY Latin Award for Best National Correspondent in 2008.
Cruz transferred to Miami in 2010 and has continued as a correspondent. Cruz often sits in as news anchor for shows at Univision, such as "Primer Impacto", "Despierta América", "Al Punto" and "Desayuno Alegre". She also briefs on "Noticiero Univision". and "Noticias Al Minuto" on TeleFutura.
In July 2011, Cruz was promoted to Anchor for Primer Impacto Extra, broadcast on the weekends at 5pm / 4pm center; replacing Weekend Anchor Satcha Pretto who left the program to become the new News Anchor for Despierta America instead of Neida Sandoval.
In 2012, Cruz hosted "Es el momento" Special "Primeros pasos hacia el éxito", Highlighting the Importance of Early Childhood Education; recorded at The White House featured artist Shakira and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan among other experts. In March 2013 she conducted from the studios, Univision's first time ever live broadcast of Easter Mass from Vatican City celebrated by Pope Francis.