Zoraida Sambolin


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Born in July 10 in the year 1965, Zoraida Senoba Sambolin grew up in Chicago. She is of Latin descent. She is engaged to Kenny Williams, who is the executive vice-president of White Sox. They both met in the year 2010 at the Salsa and Stars event of Ozzie in Chicago and started dating without more ado. Kenny proposed in 2012 December. Kenny has five children from his earlier marriage and Zoraida has two children from her previous marriage.


Sambolin has produced and anchored the show ‘Small Talk for Parents’ at WYCC-TV’s PBC station. She has also anchored the show Nuestros Ninos in the Telemundo affiliate of WSNS-TV for three years from 1999 till 2002. She later shifted to the NBC affiliate in Chicago, WMAQ-TV where she did the role of freelance news anchor during weekends. She then moved on to WSNS-TV and worked as anchor and reporter. She became the first on-air broadcaster to work in Spanish and English language stations at the same time. She started the weekly series on health and family called Nuestra Familia at WSNS.

She later moved on to NBC 5 where she was promoted to weekday news anchor. She hosted the program ‘News Today’ along with Rob Elgas. She also anchored the show Un Buen Docto, which is a medical series that appears weekly targeting health problems in Latinos and aired on cable stations globally. She quit WMAQ in 2011 and joined CNN as co-host for the morning program ‘Early Start’ along with Ashleigh Banfield. She has been with CNN from 2011.

Fight with Cancer

Early in 2013, Zoraida Sambolin revealed that she had breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy procedure in June. She returned to her work anchoring the show ‘Early Start’ at CNN after a two and a half months leave of absence, which she took to undergo treatment. She has revealed that more than the issue of the treatment, the hardest part for her was to reveal it to her children.

Zoraida Sambolin is an exceptional anchor and producer and has brought in many changes into reporting. Her early morning show at NBC 5 was a pioneer for many other similar programs in Chicago and also other states of the country.

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Quick Facts
Marital Status: Divorced once and Married now
Profession: Journalism
Husband: Kenny Williams
Date of Birth: July 10, 1965
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Employer: CNN
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Last Modified : Mar 27 2016