November 12, 2013

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KTDO Telemundo 48 Wins Multiple Emmy Awards  


El Paso, Texas - ZGS Communications is proud to announce that KTDO Telemundo 48 received three Emmy Awards for excellence in reporting and production.  The station was the only in El Paso to receive multiple Emmys.  The awards were announced Saturday night at the 11th Annual Lone Star Emmy Awards held at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.  The Lone Star Emmy Chapter serves all 19 television markets in Texas and is chartered by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). This is the second consecutive year that the station and its newscast Telenoticias El Paso have been honored with the prestigious recognitions.  


KTDO Telemundo 48 received the Emmy Awards in the following categories:



Los Veteranos Y Sus Luchas (Veterans and their Battles), Gabriel Preciado, News Reporter  



Medallas De Amor (Love Medals), Antonio Favela, Sports Anchor/Reporter/Producer 

Telemundo 48 Más Cerca De Usted, Alfredo López, Production/Direction/Camera/Audio/Editing 


Telenoticias Reporter Gabriel Preciado was nominated for two awards, receiving the top prize for an in-depth look at the challenges of local veterans.  Antonio Favela, Sports Reporter presented a compelling look at the triumphs of local athletes participating in the Special Olympics.  Alfredo Lopez, KTDO 48's Production Manager won for the news promo Telenoticias 48, Más Cerca de Usted (Closer to You) which is an inside look at Telenoticias from the point of view of the news team.   


"Congratulations to the entire Telenoticias El Paso team.  These awards recognize the quality of our local newscast.  They are a testament to the passion and determination of our team to go beyond the headlines and present the human element," commented Lorena Castañeda, Station Manager of KTDO Telemundo 48.


Telenoticias El Paso has steadily gained ground since its entry into the market just three years ago. It is the second most-watched newscast in the market at 10pm among adults 18-34.  Telenoticias has also increased its audience by more than 25% among adults 18-34 and adults 18-49, and by 53% among adults 25-54. KTDO Telemundo 48 is El Paso's leader among key demos, regardless of language, according to the latest survey from Nielsen.   


For additional information about KTDO Telemundo 48, Telenoticias El Paso and the Emmy award-winning entries, visit

ZGS Communications is a Hispanic-owned multi-media company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, that operates 12 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo network.  In addition, ZGS owns three Spanish-language radio stations serving Washington, DC and Tampa, and a Spanish-language web portal . For three decades, ZGS has been a proud community broadcaster with a profound commitment to news and local programming, community service and advocacy.


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