NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maria Elena Salinas, Univision Network's co-host of"Noticiero Univision" and "Aqui y Ahora," will be the mid-morning featured guest in a one-on-one interview during a special keynote session at the Hispanic Television Summit on September 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, New York City. Among the topics that Salinas will address is the critical role network television news will play in the Latino vote for the 2012 presidential elections.
An award-winning journalist, Salinas has co-anchored the "Noticiero Univision" evening news with Jorge Ramos for 25 years. Additionally, she hosts Univision's "Aqui y Ahora" news magazine program every Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET. In 2007, Salinas made history by co-hosting the first-ever Democratic and Republican candidate presidential forums in Spanish on the Univision Network.
The Summit is presented annually by two leading TV trade publications, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. It has become the signature full-day event for those in the business of TV and video intended for Hispanic audiences. Each year, the conference attracts over 400 leading executives from the U.S., Latin America and Spain.
"This next election season will reflect the largest-ever voting block of U.S. Hispanics. So, we are naturally very honored to have such a trusted spokesperson address this critically important topic with our attendees this year," said Louis Hillelson, Group Publisher of Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.
Other featured presenters include Monica Gadsby, CEO, U.S. Multicultural & Latin America, Starcom MediaVest Group, who will receive the 2011 Award for Achievement in Hispanic Television and, Ed Gold, State Farm Advertising Director, who will present the Opening Keynote.
The Summit is produced for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News by the Schramm Marketing Group Inc., a NY-based marketing services company, which includes Hispanic marketing among its specialties.
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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the premier media company serving Hispanic America. Among its assets are Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 86% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, and a suite of six cable offerings - De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clasico TV; and Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites includingUnivision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.