2003 Hispanic Media Awards Announces 50 Most Influential Hispanic Media Professionals

2003 Hispanic Media Awards Announces 50 Most Influential Hispanic Media Professionals



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Denver, CO,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 11, 2003–For the third year in a row, Events Concepts, Inc., with help from an independent group of judges in the Spanish journalism field, has selected the top 50 Hispanic Media Publishers, Editors, Reporters and professionals from across the nation. These are Hispanic media professionals who do all or a portion of their work in Spanish to keep the U.S. Hispanic population informed. They will be honored at a reception and gala starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, October 17, at the historic St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

Congratulations to the following honorees listed in alphabetical order by last name:

Raul Alarcon, Jr.

President

Spanish Broadcasting System

Victor Aleman

Editor

Vida Nueva Newspaper

Dra. Astrid Almodovar

Freelance Journalist

Juan Arango

VP/General Manager

Hoy, LLC Newspaper

Myriam Ayala

Reporter

Univision WXTV- Channel 41

Joaquin Blaya

Chairman/CEO

Radio Unica

Dr. Rodrigo Cardenas

President-Publisher

La Salud Hispana

Rodolfo Cardenas

Senior Anchor

Univision KCEC-TV Channel 50

Maria Antonieta Collins

Anchor

Univision Network

Dr. David Conde

Columnist

La Voz Nueva de Colorado

Soccoro Cruz

Anchor

Univision KMEX-TV Chanel 34

Beatriz De Alvarado

Senior Anchor

Univision KXLN-TV Channel 43

Luis De la Garza

President/Owner

TeleAmerica Spanish Network

Myrka Dellanos

Co-Anchor

Univision Network

Jose Diaz-Balart

Host

Telemundo Network

Tino Duran

Editor & Publisher

La Prensa & La Prensita

Charlie Ericksen

Editor & Publisher

Hispanic Link Weekly Report

Eddie Escobedo

Publisher

El Mundo

Juan Esparza Loera

Editor

Vida en El Valle

Gustavo Godoy

Executive Publisher

Vista Magazine

Hernan Guaracao

Publisher Founder

Al Día

Evelyn Hernandez

Opinion Page Editor

El Diario Las Americas

Farhana

Hibbert Publisher

Idaho Unido

Alberto Ibarguen

Publisher

Miami Herald

Dr. Silvia Jimenez

Editor

Solomujeres.com

Dr. Aliza Lifshitz

Health Reporter

Univision Network

Sylvia Martinez

Editor in Chief

Latina Magazine

Lori Montenegro

National Correspondent

Telemundo

Ezequiel (Zeke) Montes

Founder/Publisher

TeleGuia de Chicago

Julio Cesar Montoya

Editor in Chief

Acento Magazine

Hilbert Morales

President & publisher

El Observador Newspaper

Hugo Morales

Executive Director

Radio Bilingüe

Denisse Oller

Anchor

Univision WXTV-Channel 41

Amparo Ortiz

Executive Producer

Univision KWEX-TV Channel 41

Patrick Osio, Jr.

Editor

HispanicVista.com

Wanda Padilla

Editor/Publisher

La Voz Nueva de Colorado

Clara Padilla-Andrews

Owner/Publisher

El Hispanic News

Neris Ramon Palacios

Founder/Owner/Director

Nuevo Siglo

Bernadette Pardo

Reporter

Univision WLTV-Channel 23

Rafael Pineda

Anchor

Univision WXTV-Channel 41

Jorge Ramos

Senior Anchor

Univision Network

Lisa Quiroz

Publisher

People en Español

Ana Cristina Reymundo

Editor

American Airlines Nexos Magazine

Teresa Rodriguez

Anchor

Univision Network

Fernando Rosado

Founder/Editor & Publisher

El Bohemio News

Maria Elena Salinas

Anchor

Univision Network

Mercedes Soler

Anchor

Univision Network

Walter Ulloa

Chairman & CEO

Entravision Communications

Dr. Erwin Vasquez

Publisher

El Heraldo de Broward

Margarita Vega-Trevino

Editor

Hispano de Tulsa

Events Concepts, Inc., a national promotions company that recognizes the growing influence of Spanish-language TV, radio, newspapers, the Internet, and the extraordinary efforts of professionals who contribute their journalistic excellence to keep the U.S. Hispanic community informed, is producing the Hispanic Media Awards. Calls for nominations for this awards program were issued in July. The recipients of this year’s Awards program were judged by an independent group of journalism and industry professionals.

Additional sponsors are being secured for the event in conjunction with existing sponsors Continental Airlines, Hispanic PR Wire, White Hat Management, The Cartel Group, MasterCard International, the U.S. Army and Hyundai Motor America. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner and related publication will go towards scholarship funds to students seeking careers in Spanish-language journalism, as well as to “Little Voice,” a non-profit organization that produces films and programs focusing on Hispanic issues. Each Little Voice project includes education and outreach initiatives to support long-term change. Their latest film, “Sweet Ambition,” recently aired on PBS and benefits Hispanic college bound students. The web site address for the Hispanic Media awards is http://www.hispanicmedia100.org

Event Concepts, Inc., founded in 2000, is an event planning and consulting company that provides strategies to other companies breaking into the Hispanic and other niche markets. The company was established in Denver, Colorado by founder Chris Day and his wife, Coco, a native of Mexico. The company has been expanded to offer an Educational Symposium and promotional programs for organizations nationwide.

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CONTACT:

Irma Calderón Woodruff at 210-410-1214

or

Wanda Reyes at 210-733-3113

2003 Hispanic Media Awards Announces 50 Most Influential Hispanic Media Professionals