Thursday, October 2, 2008

Know our people - Sukanya Krishnan

Sukanya Krishnan (born August 2, 1975) is an Indian-born American news anchor for the 7-9 am segments of the CW 11 Morning News on WPIX in New York City, paired with John Muller.

In 2006, Krishnan won her first Emmy for On-Camera Achievement (News Anchor/Host) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). She was the first Indian American woman to work in the New York market at a local network affiliate.

Born in Madras, India (now Chennai), Krishnan grew up on Staten Island and attended New Dorp High School, where amongst her classmates was Wu Tang Clan member, Method Man. In 1993 she graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor's degree in Spanish, and as president of the senior class.In addition to her Emmy Award, Krishnan has also won the Project Impact (formerly Indian American Political Awareness Committee)'s "Creating A Voice" Award, and a Distinguished Broadcast Journalist commendation from the Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York, for her work covering the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Her community volunteering includes being a celebrity judge for the 2005 Iron Skillet Cookoff.

In March 2004, Krishnan played a reporter covering the mob on the "Two Tonys" episode of HBO's The Sopranos.In July 2006, she was honored at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) annual convention held in New York City. On October 9, 2007, Krishnan was named one of the 2007 Power Women by New York Moves Magazine, at an awards ceremony hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino and MC'd by comedian Judy Gold.

Krishnan is fluent in Tamil, Spanish and English. On the CW11 Morning News of September 17, 2007, she announced her marriage to Eric Schroeder; she lives with her husband in Manhattan.

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