Back to School for Bounced Phoenix Anchor

FTVLive FIRST to tell you that Tegna owned KPNX was pushing out main anchor Vanessa Ruiz.

But the bounced Anchor is having a soft landing.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University announced today that  Vanessa Ruiz will be joining the faculty at the school. 

 Ruiz will direct the borderlands coverage team at Cronkite News, the student-produced, faculty-led news division of Arizona PBS, and help lead the new Spanish-language newscast, Cronkite Noticias.

Ruiz, who will start Aug. 1, will hold the faculty rank of professor of practice.

"I am thrilled and honored to be joining the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, one of the most prestigious journalism schools in the nation,” Ruiz said. “For some time now, I have wanted my life's mission to be helping others be the best they can be, and with this incredible opportunity I will be able to do just that."

“I look forward to helping aspiring English and Spanish language journalists propel our profession forward. At the same time, Arizona PBS will give me the opportunity to continue to practice the craft I love. I am incredibly proud to be joining a university that values inclusion, diversity and access for all. It is important for me to give everyone a chance to pursue their dreams through education, and I am very excited to be a part of ASU's mission."