NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Public Relations Association New York Chapter (HPRA-NY) is proud to announce Kika Rocha as the 2016 Journalist of the Year. Rocha will be honored at the HPRA National Bravo Awards on October 12, 2016 at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel.
"Kika Rocha continues to push the boundaries of traditional and digital journalism, and her tireless efforts have allowed her to stay at the forefront of such a fast-paced, ever-changing industry," said Melissa Carrión, president of HPRA-NY. "From her roots in print, she has effortlessly adapted into an on-air correspondent, social media maven and co-designer, all while staying true to her heritage by supporting the next generation of Latino influencers."
Rocha, originally from Colombia, is a television personality, journalist and style influencer who spent more than a decade as the Fashion Director at People en Español before launching her own site, "Tips de Kika". On the site, Rocha shares beauty and style tips, looks and behind-the-scenes access to the biggest entertainment events of the year including Premios Lo Nuestro, Premios Juventud, the Latin GRAMMYs, Premios Casandra and Premios Billboard. Rocha is a television personality often offering her commentary on fashion, beauty and style on Telemundo's national morning show "Un Nuevo Dia" and CNN en Español. She is also a published author, launching her first book "TipsdeKika" in 2016 and currently working with Editorial Planet on a new title.
The HPRA National Bravo Awards recognize the communication industry's finest campaigns across several categories including technology, sports, digital, non-profit and integrated marketing communications among others. Finalists include the nation's top agencies and companies. The event will be co-hosted by Cristy Marrero, editor at HOLA! USA and Bryan Llenas, national correspondent at Fox News.
The HPRA National Bravo Awards are made possible by the generous contributions of Platinum Patrons: The Coca-Cola Company and Wells Fargo, Gold Patron: Moët Hennessy, Bronze Patrons: Havas FORMULATIN, Ogilvy Public Relations and PR Newswire. The event is co-chaired by Andy Checo, senior director at Havas FORMULATIN and Veronica Potes, marketing manager at E!, Eonline and Esquire Network.
To view a list of finalists for the 2016 HPRA National Bravo Awards, please visit https://www.facebook.com/HPRA-USA-10698327804/. To purchase event tickets, please visit http://www.hpra-usa.org/2016-bravo-awards/.
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