Univision L.A. Brings Home 3 Golden Mike Awards!



Los Angeles, CA –– KMEX Univision 34 took home three Golden Mikes® this weekend during the 63rd Annual Golden Mike Awards®, given to news organizations who produce exemplary news segments and service. Univision Los Angeles was the only Spanish-language broadcaster to win in all nominated categories.

“It is a great honor to be acknowledged by our peers and on behalf of KMEX Univision 34, we thank the Radio & Television News Association for these special industry recognitions,” said Marco Flores, news director/ west coast regional director, Univision.  “We have a social responsibility to inform, entertain and empower our viewers with content that is relevant to them. We strive to deliver on our responsibility with each story we broadcast.”

Best Video Editing of a Feature Story, Series or Special:
“The Vaqueros” (The Cowboys) – gave an in-depth look at the contributions of Mexican immigrant vaqueros as the cowboy culture and lifestyle developed in California.
Credits: Oswaldo Borraez (Reporter), Arturo Quezada (Camera) and Andres Pruna (Producer/Editor)

Best Light News Series Reporting:
Benedicto XVI “Encuentro con America” (Encounter with America) – a story that brought Los Angeles Catholics all the activities Pope Benedict XVI held during his visit to Mexico for the first time.
Credits: Francisco Ugalde (reporter), Andres Bonilla (Photographer /Editor) and Xiomara Villalobos (Field Producer).

Best Hard News Series Reporting:
“Los Picaderos” (The Junkies) – Undocumented immigrants deported to Mexico who get stuck between the two countries, they chose to live in the sewers and become drug addicts to alleviated their pain.
Credits: Claudia Botero (Reporter) and Andres Bonilla (Camera/Editor)

The Golden Mike Awards® were presented on Saturday, January 19 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City.

Congratulations to our friends at Univision!

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Elia Esparza is a leading expert in communications and journalism targeting the burgeoning Hispanic market and has produced and written dozens of articles. President and CEO of Always Evolving PR and a Communications Specialist, Elia, incorporates her 18 years experience in the areas of entertainment and education public relations, and marketing. promotions, market research and translations (Eng/Span).