Anna De La Cruz
Anna De La Cruz AH-nuh de-la-KROOZ (she/hers)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Anna De La Cruz expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a minor in digital audiences. De La Cruz has interned with Sun Devil Athletics, KVOA News 4 Tucson and the Cesar Chavez Foundation.

Latest from Anna De La Cruz

Midseason Ukrainian additions to GCU’s club hockey team take on college-athlete life amid war at home

PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University’s first European freshmen jump into the season adjusting to college life and being far away from home amid an ongoing war at home.

Family lawyer says Phoenix Union’s revised travel policies show guilt in student death

PHOENIX – The attorney for a family that lost their 15-year-old son and Cesar Chavez high school student believes that newly released policies from the school board imply guilt.

It’s not ‘doom and gloom’: WM Phoenix Open officials remain optimistic despite weather concerns

SCOTTSDALE – Rainy conditions failed to dampen the spirits at the WM Phoenix Open, where charitable initiatives, practice rounds and celebrity challenges set the stage for an action-packed week of golf.

From Scottsdale CC to elite pickleball pro, Tyson McGuffin is thriving in new role

PHOENIX – These days Tyson McGuffin is the fifth-ranked pickleball player in the world, a five-time Grand Slam champion and an athlete who has landed endorsement deals with Sketchers and Selkirk. But not long ago, he was a tennis player at Scottsdale Community College.

Although he is known nationally for his pickleball skills, Tyson McGuffin started as a tennis player and played at Scottsdale Community College. (Photo by Anna De La Cruz/Cronkite News)

On the clock: Countdown to the 2024 Men’s Final Four underway

PHOENIX – With the 2024 Men’s Final Four set to be in Arizona, the countdown for the event begins at Sky Harbor International Airport, early Thursday morning.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, center, flanked by Gov. Katie Hobbs, left, and JoAn Scott, the NCAA’s managing director of men’s basketball championships, shares her excitement about what the 2024 Final Four will mean for the Valley. (Photo by Robert Crompton/Cronkite News)