New York City to host 2006 Latin Emmy awards

July 24, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Latin TV stars will head to the Big
Apple in October when New York hosts the second annual Latin
Emmy awards to honor the best of Spanish-language U.S.
television, organizers said on Monday.

“New York is the home to the world’s biggest media
companies, the nation’s second-largest Spanish language
television market and the most diverse Latin population of any
city in the world,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, announcing
the October 19 awards ceremony.

Spanish-language television draws close to 40 million
viewers in the United States, according to the National Academy
of Television Arts & Sciences.

This year’s recipients include Fernando Arau, morning show
host of Univision’s “Despierta America”; Telemundo’s sports
anchor Jessi Losada; Maria Elena Salinas, co-anchor of the
Spanish language newscast “Noticiero Univision,” and Cristina
Saralegui, host of Univision’s talk show, “Cristina.”

The inaugural Latin Emmy awards were presented last year in
San Antonio, Texas.

Source: reuters

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