NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maria Elena Salinas, the award-winning network news co-anchor for Univision's Noticiero Univision and co-host of the highly rated news magazine program Aqui y Ahora, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Award for Achievement in Hispanic Television. The award is presented by the publishers and editors of leading television industry publications Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. Salinas will accept this honor in person during a Luncheon Ceremony at the 11th Annual Hispanic Television Summit at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
Each year, one individual receives this award in recognition of his or her contribution to developing television for Hispanic audiences. Salinas joins a unique group of past recipients that already includes her co-host of Noticiero Univision, Jorge Ramos. Other prior recipients include popular on-air celebrities Don Francisco, Andres Cantor, Cristina Saralegui, Maria Celeste Arraras and Jose Diaz Balart, as well as advertising and marketing executives Monica Gadsby and Edgar Sandoval and celebrity-athlete-entrepreneur Oscar De La Hoya.
Salinas' accomplishments are numerous. As a news journalist, she has interviewed some of the world's most politically influential figures, ranging from U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to Mexican President Vicente Fox, among others. She is one of the founders of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, has received multiple Emmy Awards and sponsors the Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship for college students interested in Spanish language news broadcasting.
"The theme for this year's Summit is Exploring the Exploding Hispanic Television Business," said Louis Hillelson, VP and Group Publisher for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. "It seemed appropriate then to award Maria Elena Salinas who speaks with the exploding Hispanic audience every day and has earned their trust to provide news about their local U.S. community as well as from their homeland."
The Hispanic Television Summit is the signature event for those in the business of television intended for Hispanic viewers. It attracts over 500 registrants from the U.S. and Latin America, who are leading executives in pay TV and broadcast, as well as advertisers, agencies, researchers, technology suppliers and financial investors.
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Univision's award-winning News division is committed to informing the country's fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through: "Noticiero Univision," the Network's evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; Sunday public affairs program "Al Punto" (To The Point); newsmagazine shows "Aqui y Ahora" (Here and Now) and "Primer Impacto" (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on "Despierta America" (Wake Up America). In the last year, Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.
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