February 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     CONTACT: Tara Ballesteros



Telemundo Washington DC's Local News Receives GLAAD Media Award Nomination 

Telenoticias Washington DC is recognized for Outstanding Spanish Language Local TV Journalism



Washington, DC- ZGS Communications announced that Telemundo Washington DC was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the category of Outstanding Spanish Language Local TV Journalism.  The Special Report Derechos Homosexuales (Gay Rights) profiled the experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the nation's capital through compelling interviews with local Latino activists and advocates.The series, produced by Sulema Salazar, News Anchor of Telenoticias Washington DC, presented a comprehensive overview of the issues, accomplishments, and current challenges of the LGBT movement both locally and nationally.  


"This was an important series for us to air.  We wanted to explore the complexities of the issues in the region, especially as it relates to rights of gay couples.  It was essential that our viewers recognize that the LGBT community has the same dreams and aspirations as heterosexuals," commented Salazar.  "Both the LGBT and Hispanic community continue to make their voices heard on critical issues.  We are delighted to receive the recognition and more importantly, to continue the conversation with our audience," she added.


"We are honored to be recognized by GLAAD.  Together we are committed to sharing the stories of our community to promote greater understanding and acceptance," said Nicole Quiroga, Station Manager. "Congratulations to the Telenoticias team for the nomination!"  


The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.  Winners of this year's awards will be announced at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies held in Los Angeles on April 12 and in New York on May 3. 

To view the special report in its entirety visit holaciudad.com
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 holaciudad.com . 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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