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Kristin Goerl Sanchez '13

Kristin Goerl Sanchez Reporting for NBC

Sep 11, 2023

Kristin Goerl Sanchez  '13 is using skills she learned at Florida Southern College paired with a strong sense of community to achieve success as the lifestyle and entertainment host of South Florida Live at NBC Miami.

Finding Her Focus at FSC

Sanchez is a Long Island, New York, native who relocated to Florida to attend college.

"I initially chose FSC because they gave me a great academic scholarship," Sanchez said. "After experiencing the campus during a visit, I fell in love with the small school atmosphere. It was really cozy and everyone was so friendly. I really loved how beautiful the campus was and all the outdoor activities there are to do."

Kristin Goerl, whose married and professional name is Kristin Sanchez, graduated from Florida Southern with a degree in broadcast, print, and online media and a double minor in Spanish and business in an impressive three years.

Sanchez is currently working towards a master's degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication.

She said her internships at FSC helped prepare her for her career. She completed her first internship at a small production company in Lakeland during her freshman year.

"That internship and my persistence helped me get my next internship at FOX 13 Tampa and from there I was able to get my first job out of college at NBC Sports Golf Channel in Orlando," Sanchez said.

"I always had a love for storytelling and I knew I wanted to use my voice for good. That's when it clicked I could do both with journalism." 

She remembers having to shoot a stand up for one of her senior classes.

"I think that helped a little bit when it came to getting my confidence in front of the camera," she said.


Kristin Sanchez '13 hosts South Florida Live', which premiered on Miami's NBC6 in June.

Community and Culture in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale has been Sanchez's home since 2018. For the past five years, she has been a part of the NBC 6 South Florida team as a news and traffic anchor. She recently added lifestyle and entertainment hosting to her resume.

Her Ecuadorian heritage is important to Sanchez. Her mother migrated to the United States from Ecuador at the age of 15. In South Florida, there is a celebration of cultures that she is able to share with viewers. Sanchez thrives on immersing herself in her community.

She strives to make a positive and consequential impact wherever she goes. She was recognized as the Best Anchorwoman in 2020 and 2021 and voted Best Morning News Anchorwoman in 2022 and 2023 by the Fort Lauderdale Magazine. In 2023, she was also presented with South Florida's Prestigious Women Award by South Florida Business & Wealth.

When she is not working, she is involved with philanthropic endeavors. She supports several charitable initiatives, including the  National Pediatric Cancer Foundation ,  Miss Arc Broward , and  Rebuilding Together Broward

Embracing her role as a wife and mother, she prioritizes quality time with her husband and son, and looks forward to welcoming twin girls this January! She cherishes the moments spent with her family and friends.

Sanchez and her family appeared on the cover of Miami Kid's Magazine in December of 2021, highlighting her role as a working mom.

"My best advice would be to be a go-getter," Sanchez said. "School gives you the basics on what you need to be organized, to make connections, network, and a platform to be successful. But it's up to you to do the rest of the work. It's up to you to make your own success story."

Learn more about Florida Southern's Communication: Multimedia Journalism major and follow Kristen on Instagram.