Ex-CNN anchor Sanchez to do color for FIU football

July 28, 2011 - 6:14 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Florida International University says former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will be a radio announcer for the upcoming football season.

FIU announced Wednesday that the Miami native will be the new color analyst on WMCU-1080 AM. He will join play-by-play man Tony Calatayud.

Sanchez said in a news release that he was honored when FIU asked him to be part of the broadcasts. Two of Sanchez's sons will be attending FIU this fall.

Shortly after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Sanchez began his television career in Miami at WSVN. CNN fired him last after six years with the network following a rant in which he called The Daily Show's Jon Stewart a bigot.

FIU's football season begins Sept. 1 against North Texas.