KTDO Telemundo Wins El Paso's Only Emmy

Nov 12, 2012, 16:53 ET from KTDO Telemundo El Paso

Telenoticias El Paso's Ivette Sanchez received the award for the report Inocencia Tras Las Rejas

DALLAS, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZGS Communications is proud to announce that Telemundo El Paso's Telenoticias' local reporter Ivette Sanchez was awarded an Emmy for the story Inocencia Tras Las Rejas (Innocence Behind Bars) in the category, Feature News Report-Serious Series.  The awards were announced Saturday night at the 10th Annual Lone Star Emmy Awards held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.  The Lone Star EMMY Chapter serves all 19 television markets in Texas and is chartered by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Telemundo El Paso was the only television station in the market regardless of language, to receive an Emmy.

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Sanchez's report was an in-depth look at children growing-up in prison with their mothers in Juarez, Mexico.  This was Sanchez's first Emmy and nomination. Telenoticias Reporter FernandaCamarena and Photographer/Editor Alonso Velasquez also received nominations in the category Feature News Report – Serious Feature Series for the report  Juarez No Esta Muerto (Juarez is Not Dead).

Telemundo El Paso has steadily gained ground since its entry into the market two years ago, doubling its A25-54 audience for early evening news under the direction of Uriel Posada.  The station is also the Spanish-language leader in primetime, commanding almost half of the A25-54 audience according to the latest survey from Nielsen Media. 

"Congratulations to Ivette, Uriel and the entire Telenoticias El Paso team.  This award recognizes the quality of our local news and is a testament to the determination of our team in presenting our viewers the human element beyond the headlines.  As the only television station in El Paso to receive an Emmy this year, we are extremely honored," commented Lorena Castañeda, Station Manager of Telemundo El Paso.

For additional information about Telenoticias El Paso, the award and to view Inocencia Tras Las Rejas please visit holaciudad.com

KTDO Telemundo El Paso is owned by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned media company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia that owns or operates 13 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo television network. KTDO prides itself on its commitment to service, local programming, and the celebration of Hispanic heritage. Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network is the essential entertainment, news, and sports source for Hispanics. Broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Telemundo reaches 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets. Visit KTDO on holaciudad.com, a Spanish language web portal which features local news, community information and resources, and city guides.

SOURCE KTDO Telemundo El Paso