CNN Anchor Who Was Fired Over Radio Rant Lands a New Job

Jul 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A former CNN anchor whose job with the network went down in flames last year following a controversial radio rant has scored a new job, reports the Miami Herald. Rick Sanchez will be a radio color analyst on Florida International University’s 12 college football games this season, the story says.

After being let go by CNN, Sanchez spent last fall going to FIU road games with his son Ricky, who attends FIU. Sanchez, a former college football player, reportedly said, "I don’t need money or to chase the next anchor job.”

Sanchez has a close relationship with FIU President Mark Rosenberg, who is Jewish, the story notes. Sanchez was let go by CNN after making comments on a radio show in which he called "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart "bigoted" and said, "A lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority?"

FIU’s Rosenberg didn’t return a call for comment, the Herald reports. Sanchez said that he and Rosenberg have "talked about a million things under the sun over the years.”

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