In August 2006, she landed what she called “the gig I had dreamed of” at NBC affiliate KPRC, where she signed on as a general assignment reporter.
She also anchors Saturday night newscasts.“I didn't exactly follow a straight and narrow path toward TV,” Guzman wrote on her profile.
“Along the way I did sales, advertising and marketing to get my foot in the door.
Chicago television is about to lose one of its loveliest morning stars: Zoraida Sambolin is leaving WMAQ-Channel 5 to join CNN in New York.
She is fluent in Spanish and graduated from University of St. Known for her dynamic reporting, she has covered many prominent news stories, including Hurricanes Ike, Dolly and Gustav.
She moved to Telemundo-owned station KTMD in Houston, Texas, from 2004 until she joined NBC-affiliated station KPRC-TV as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor in 2006.
In 2012, she was named co-anchor of WMAQ-TV's weekday morning newscasts along with Stefan Holt, replacing Rob Elgas and Zoraida Sambolin, who returned to the station in 2014. Guzman volunteers for many Chicago-area and Los Angeles-area organizations such as March of Dimes, The Service Club, Build On and many others.
She has also helped the Ronald Mc Donald House by sitting on the organization's House of Representatives.
“We will miss that passion and her dynamic personality.”Whittaker said a search for Sambolin’s successor will begin immediately.
She currently anchors alongside Rob Elgas from to 7 a.m. A Chicago native and mother of two, Sambolin has come a long way since she joined NBC 5 with virtually no news experience as a free-lance weekend news anchor in 2002.
In Addition to her broadcasting career, she also worked in print media, advertising and public relations.