New York Impact Awards Reception

This Hispanic Heritage Month, on Thursday, October 6, 2016, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) honored journalists Jorge Ramos and Jessica Formoso, the media outlet Fox News Latino and civil rights organization LatinoJustice PRLDEF, for their leadership and contributions to the Latino community.

Honorees included:

  • Jessica Formoso, award-winning reporter for Fox 5 – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • Jorge Ramos, Emmy-award winning news anchor for Telemundo 47 – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • Fox News Latino, Latino news organization – Excellence in Journalism
  • LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Latino civil rights organization – Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Latino Community

Lynda Baquero, Consumer Reporter of Better Get Baquero at NBC 4 New York emceed the event.

L to R: Francisco Cortes, Jessica Formoso, Juan Cartagena and Lynda Baquero.

                  L to R: Francisco Cortes, Jessica Formoso, Juan Cartagena and Lynda Baquero.

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Last year NHMC honored five highly esteemed and respected Latino media professionals at its inaugural New York Impact Awards Reception at Google’s Chelsea Market Space. John Quiñones, ABC News anchor and correspondent, and host of What Would You Do?, emceed the event.


Over 120 industry leaders gathered to recognize local talent in New York — the largest designated market area (DMA) in the country — for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the region’s Latino community:

Lynda Baquero, NBC 4 New York reporter – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
Esteban Creste, Univision 41 news director – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
Cynthia López, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment – Outstanding Public Service
Jeanine Ramirez, NY1 News reporter – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
Joe Torres, WABC-TV reporter and anchor – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

Click here to view photographs of the 2015 event.