ADVISORY: SEPT 6: Web Series, Local Journalists, and UCLA Professor to be Honored at National Hispanic Media Coalition Annual Luncheon

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: September 6, 2018

CONTACT: Brenda Rivas 213.718.0732 brivas@nhmc.org

ADVISORY: SEPT 6: Web Series, Local Journalists, and UCLA Professor to be Honored at National Hispanic Media Coalition Annual Luncheon 16th Annual Los Angeles Impact Awards Luncheon Celebrates Local Latino Media Leaders

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – For the 16th year, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) will honor local media professionals at its annual Los Angeles Impact Awards Luncheon on September 6th in Universal City. All honorees have been selected for outstanding achievements and contributions to the region’s Latino community. For the first time ever, NHMC will present an award for Outstanding Online Series, which will be presented to AltaMed’s English and Spanish telenovela web-series Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame). Event Details: WHAT: The Los Angeles Impact Awards Luncheon, convened by NHMC, includes hundreds of news and entertainment media executives in attendance, to celebrate the influence of Latinos 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. Past award recipients include: Laura Diaz, Big Boy, Fernando Valenzuela, Lynette Romero, Michelle Valles, Elizabeth Espinoza, Art Laboe, Ruben Luengas, Jaime Jarrín, Elsa Ramon, Sam Rubin, Ana Garcia, and Vikki Vargas. WHO: Honorees include:
  • AltaMed’s Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame), English and Spanish telenovela web-series – Outstanding Online Series
  • Claudia Botero, Univision 34 News Anchor and Reporter – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • Juan Fernandez, CBS 2 KCAL 9 News Anchor and Reporter – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • Vera Jimenez, KTLA Meteorologist – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • Chon A. Noriega, UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media Professor, and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Director – Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Latino Community
The event will be emceed by Michelle Valles (NBC4 Los Angeles Co-Anchor and General Assignment Reporter) and Yarel Ramos (Univision 34 Edición Digital California Anchor). WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2018 11:30 AM – Registration & Reception 12:00 PM – Luncheon & Program WHERE: Sheraton Universal Hotel 333 Universal Hollywood Dr. Universal City, CA 91608

NHMC’s title luncheon sponsor is Univision Communications, Inc.

RSVP: For media credentials, please contact Brenda Rivas, at brivas@nhmc.org or at 213.718.0732.

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The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that we are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet.

We exist to challenge executives and influencers throughout the entertainment and news industry to eliminate barriers for Latinos to express themselves and be heard through every type of medium. NHMC works to bring decision-makers to the table to open new opportunities for Latinos to create, contribute and consume programming that is inclusive, free from bias and haterhetoric, affordable and culturally relevant.

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