It’s the trust viewers place in Spectrum News Bay News 9 that inspires and drives Veronica Cintron to report the news each evening. It’s Veronica’s passion to provide information and empower others. She has covered major stories throughout her career within and outside the U.S. including the Florida Orchestra’s history-making wind quintet performance in Cuba in 2011, the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal in 2014, Pope Francis’ first ever visit to Cuba in 2015, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria days after it made landfall in Puerto Rico in 2017 and reporting on the island’s recovery one year later.

Also in 2017, Veronica led more than 10 hours of uninterrupted live coverage of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida and impact on the Tampa Bay region with the Spectrum Bay News 9 team.

Her in-depth reporting in Spectrum News’ Town Hall programs on immigration in Florida, the state’s opioid crisis and Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico has earned Suncoast Chapter Emmy awards, Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State awards. Veronica has also won the Suncoast Chapter’s Anchor Emmy and two Sunshine State Anchor of the Year awards.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she first moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida then returned to Florida after anchoring and reporting for several years in Massachusetts. Veronica approaches her job with humility, striving to be an example for underprivileged kids so that regardless of their struggles growing up, they know that with hard work, they can pursue any goal.

Veronica volunteers her time to impactful causes and organizations throughout the year. You’ll also find her traveling, checking out new local restaurants, enjoying our beaches and all the wonderful things the Bay Area has to offer with her husband and young daughter.

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