July 24, 2006

New York City to host 2006 Latin Emmy awards

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.