Cassandra Centeno, is an award-winning News TV Anchor/Host, Attorney and Legal and Political Analyst. You’ve seen Cassandra as an Anchor and Host on ESPN, CNN, FOX, TNT, TBS, C-SPAN and OXYGEN NETWORK. She’s also been featured in Time Magazine, Runner’s World Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Tonight and PBS.
As an Attorney/Legal Analyst, Cassandra can be seen and heard dissecting high-profile trials such as the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, the civil trial of Professional Wrestler Hulk and currently the upcoming criminal trial of Comedian Bill Cosby among many others.
Cassandra is also active in the Criminal Justice reform initiative. She travels the country speaking on Prison reform and works with various programs with to help former prisoner return to communities with adequate employment, housing, education and social services.
Cassandra’s international exposure began as a News Anchor at CNN. As one of the youngest Anchors in CNN history, she was the first female anchor of CNN Newsroom, leading the show to be nominated for 8 daytime Emmy nominations. She also anchored CNN Newsnight, CNN Newshour, and CNN Newsday. As an Anchor, she won: The Headliner Award – Women in Communications, The President’s Award and CTPAA Crystal Award.
At ESPN, Cassandra was the first female host of Tuesday Night Fights, where she interviewed the biggest names in news and sports. This led to a position as host for the Oxygen Network.
Cassandra was also the first female analyst in boxing on television, working numerous Championship Fights as Color Analyst & Correspondent for Pay Per View and Fox International. Some of the fight cards included: Laila Ali and Mia St. John. Cassandra also interviewed other high profile boxers such as George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather, Oscar de la Hoya, Mike Tyson – among many others.
Cassandra has also produced and hosted numerous award winning programs including “V-E Day: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective,” in Europe; “Time Machine to Gettysburg,” TNT’s “Never forget with Leonard Nimoy;” “Berlin: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow;” “On a Curve Ball with Phil Neikro;” “PBS/C-Span’s “Women’s History Special;” The California Channel’s “Education Summit;” and Harcourt Publishers Video Series, as well as many other programs.
In Legal and Financial News, Cassandra has been on the forefront with her investigative pieces on “The Presidential Money Trail, “The Edge of the Fiscal Cliff”, “Samsung v. Apple” and her award winning piece “Doing Business in China: The American Way.”
Cassandra has the distinction of being appointed special political consultant and strategist under a Presidential administration where she won special awards for work on various trials.
Cassandra holds dual degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Business Administration. She also holds a Juris Doctor with a focus on International Criminal and Business Law, The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Cassandra is a CALI award recipient for excellence in International Business Law. In addition to clerking for a Chief Judge, Cassandra clerked for the Coast Guard JAG where she assisted in prosecuting military defendants.
Journalist, Attorney, TV Personality and Social media maven, Cassandra can also be found online connecting to hundreds of thousand of followers and millions of fans around the world – sharing her legal knowledge and giving lifestyle advice as a working mother and entrepreneur.
Cassandra is an inspiration to millions of people around the world. A Melanoma surviver, she uses her unique experiences to motivate others – leaving audiences with new ideas, new attitudes and empowerment. The 8-time Emmy-Nominated Author shares her secrets to success in her latest book: “The Express Business Lane: A Road Map to Starting a Successful Small Business.”