June 23rd, 2007 05:52 EST
CNN's Renay San Miguel talks with Judyth Piazza
With more than 26 years of journalism experience to draw from, Renay San Miguel is a weekend anchor for CNN Headline News based in CNN`s headquarters in Atlanta.
During the war in Iraq, San Miguel helped staff the CNN/U.S. military desk. In that role, he interviewed CNN military analysts and outlined military operations using maps and satellite imagery. Additionally, San Miguel participated in Headline News` coverage of the war in Afghanistan in 2002.
Before he was a Headline News anchor, San Miguel provided technology updates for Headline News and CNN/U.S. He was also the original anchor for the live science and technology series Next@CNN. In 2002, San Miguel covered the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where he filed reports for CNN, CNN Headline News, CNNfn and CNN International. His reporting has included several interviews with Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Apple CEO Steve Jobs. In September 2002, he hosted the Texas Press Club Katie Awards, which included an on-stage interview with special honoree Walter Cronkite.
San Miguel co-anchored CNN Radio coverage of Election Night 2004, as well as the State of the Union address in 2005. In April 2005, he hosted a one-hour CNN Radio special, "A Closer Look at Data Insecurity," focusing on the rapidly growing problem of identity theft.
San Miguel joined Headline News in September 2001 from CBS News and CBS Marketwatch, where he served as a reporter covering technology and the high tech business industry. From 1997-2000 he was with CNBC, where he served as a correspondent specializing in technology and the Internet. San Miguel also covered NASDAQ and financial segments for CNBC. Before his work at CNBC, he was with ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas. During his tenure with WFAA-TV, San Miguel co-anchored the morning and noon weekday newscasts and also reported on politics and education. In addition, he helped to create La Vida, a half-hour Sunday Hispanic newsmagazine show for the affiliate, for which he hosted and served as managing editor and reporter.
San Miguel has received several awards including a Heartland Emmy Award and a University of Maryland Casey Award for his work on documentaries involving television violence and welfare reform. In October 2003, San Miguel won a Cybersecurity Journalism Award of Merit from Carnegie Mellon University and the Newseum for columns and stories that appeared on the Headline News Web site and CNN.com. In April 2005, San Miguel was presented an "Impacting Our World" Award, part of the annual Dalton Pen Communications Awards presented by Warwick Publishing.
San Miguel also has served as an anchor and reporter for stations in San Francisco, Austin, and San Angelo, Texas. Before beginning his broadcast journalism career, San Miguel was a reporter and columnist for the San Angelo Standard-Time for six years.
San Miguel attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, which in 2000 named him a distinguished alumnus. He is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
All information an photo obtained from http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/sanmiguel.renay.html.