NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Sukanya Krishnan anchors Fox 5’s “Good Day Wake-Up” morning show from 4:30am to 7am. The six-time Emmy Award winner is a native New Yorker, who grew up on Staten Island.
Before joining Fox 5, Krishnan was the lead anchor of “The PIX11 Morning News.”
Krishnan joined PIX11 News as a reporter in 2001. In 2004, she became the first South Asian anchor in local morning news in the number one market.
Krishnan has won numerous community service awards, including honors from the NYPD and the NJ State and Local Police Departments, as well as many others from Indian American organizations for representing South Asians in the media. She has been honored by multiple local organizations, including the NYC Comptroller’s Office, for distinguished Broadcasting and the Friars Club for journalistic achievement. In 2015, she was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the NY State Assembly for her 20 years of public service to the community in New York State and also presented with the Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Award at a ceremony conducted by the NY City Council. She has also been honored by several media outlets. “City & State Magazine” named her a Woman of Distinction and “Moves Magazine” has deemed Krishnan a Power Woman.
Krishnan is married to a FDNY firefighter and is a tireless advocate for the servicemen and women in New York. She regularly lends her voice to the NY Police and Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Fund and has been deeply involved in several 9/11 charitable organizations. “The PIX11 Morning News” broadcast from 9/11, which Krishnan was anchoring, is featured in the National September 11th Memorial & Museum in New York as part of a chronicle of the day’s events, and in 2002, she was awarded her first Emmy Award for this live coverage.
Krishnan also received back-to-back Emmys in 2005 and 2006 for On-Camera Achievement (NEWS) Anchor/Host, and two Emmy Awards in 2014 for news coverage of Superstorm Sandy.
Since 2002, Krishnan has been involved with World Cares, an organization that helps first responders and fosters safe and effective disaster response and resilient recovery within communities. She also lends her voice to the Indian American Political Awareness Committee to raise awareness of Indian American political issues in the US.
After graduating from Dickinson College, she began her career in broadcasting at WLIG Channel 55 (now WLNY) in Long Island. She has also held anchor and reporter positions at WCBS/New York where she spent 5 years; WHP, the CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, PA and WUTR, the ABC affiliate in Utica, NY. Just prior to her position at PIX11, Krishnan was the host of “Home Delivery,” a nationally syndicated show for NBC Universal.