LA Impact Awards Luncheon

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Honorees: Elsa Ramon, Julio Vaqueiro, Michelle Valles, Antonio Valverde, Fernando Valenzuela

The NHMC Impact Awards Luncheon, convened in Los Angeles by the National Hispanic Media Coalition for over a decade, honors outstanding local media professionals, artists and community leaders for their achievements and contributions to the region’s Latino community. Luncheon attendees, including hundreds of news and entertainment media executives, celebrate the influence of Latinos as half of the county’s population in the entertainment capital of the world.

At the event, NHMC has presented awards to Latinos for honors including Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, Diversity Programs and Community Relations, and Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Latino Community.


The 2017 Los Angeles Impact Awards Luncheon took place on September 7th. The honorees were Elsa Ramon, Julio Vaqueiro, Michelle Valles, Antonio Valverde, and Fernando Valenzuela. To view photos from the luncheon, click here. For videos of the acceptance speeches from the afternoon, visit our YouTube channel here.