Eduardo Zavala

Eduardo's Corner

It's difficult to believe we're already in the final days of 2014 - but what a year it has been! The Tampa team launched their local news to widespread acclaim, lots of interest, and high ratings. We branched out from newscasts into other original local programming, like 

Agenda and Two Zona. The hard work and dedication that you bring to all you do is verified by our very tangible successes - Emmy and Impact awards, record ratings, and the highest numbers earned by holaciudad since its inception!

During this important political year, we expanded our reach, and that of our community, with our Political Forum and voter campaign. Our community is the basis of all we do and this was an important time to offer support. We hosted more great events, including the popular La Feria de la Familia®. We continue to top attendance records of previous years. That is due to your continued dedication and hard work. I can truly say that this has been our very best year! With 2015 just around the corner, who knows how far we'll go? I do know that I look forward to greeting the New Year with all of you. 

Un gran abrazo y saludos a todos.

Employee and Station Recognition

WZDC Washington DC's Nicole Quiroga was named by the Washington Business Journal as one of 2014's "Women Who Mean Business" on November 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel in DC. The annual event recognizes the region's most influential women from every industry and profession who have made a difference in their communities. To watch the video, click here.

Claudia Curiel poses with
her certificate of appreciation

Claudia Curiel, video journalist for Telenoticias Washington, recently participated in Bradley Hills Elementary School's Career Day on November 21. Curiel answered questions about her day-to-day activities as a news reporter and offered insight into careers in the media industry.  

In the Community 
Station manager Daniel Navarrete rings the bell for Salvation Army

As part of WWDT Fort Myers-Naples's continued commitment in giving back to the Southwest Florida community, Station Manager Daniel Navarrete and Account Executive Margaret Escobedo partnered with the Salvation Army of Naples to help raise funds for the local community. Both donned the traditional red apron and bell and saw this as a tremendous opportunity to give back.


300 senior citizens gather
to enjoy the festivities

WTMO Telemundo Orlando joined forces with Latino Leadership, Inc to bring a bit of holiday cheer to over 300 seniors at the Renaissance Senior Center on December 11. They provided the seniors with lunch, gifts and live musical entertainment in the form of traditional Parranda music. 

ZGS Anniversaries 


10 Years

WZDC Washington, DC 

Rene Avelar

ZGS National 

Sandra Vera

New Members of the ZGS Family


KTDO El Paso

Araceli Evans

Kimberly Martinez

Maria Karla Walton

Gabriel Torres


WTMO Orlando

Sofia Ramirez


WRMD Tampa

Raiza Iciarte

James Torres


WZDC Washington, DC

Jessica Gutierrez

Yuri Lopez


ZGS Television Stations Bring Home
EMMY Awards

KTDO Telemundo 48
poses with its EMMY
KTDO Telemundo 48 was the only station in El Paso to be recognized at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Lone Star Chapter's 12th Annual Lone Star Emmy Awards on October 25. 
Telenoticias El Paso's Sports Anchor Antonio Favela received top honors in the 
On-Camera Talent: Anchor Sports 
category. Reporter Gabriel Preciado took home the General Assignment Report within 24 Hours Emmy for his profile piece Pies de Acero. This is the third consecutive year that Telenoticias El Paso has been honored for excellence in journalism 

and production.

Gilberto Companioni, Axel
Figueroa and Homan Machuca
celebrate their EMMY win
WTMO Telemundo Orlando was awarded its first EMMY on December 13 at the 38th Annual Suncoast EMMY Awards. WTMO's local newscast, Telenoticias Orlando, took home the coveted award in the Health and Sciences category for Vida en Medio de la Muerte.  In a collaboration between Homan Machuca, Gilberto Companioni, Axel Figueroa and Ramon Cintron, the feature follows the perils of a young boy that suffers from ventricular fibrillation and how doctors saved his life. 

WZDC hosts a town hall at 
Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax, VA
WZDC Washington DC Offers Series of Health Reform Town Halls

WZDC Telemundo Washington DC hosted a series of town halls to inform the community about the Affordable Care Act. Moderated by Telenoticias WashingtoAnchor, Sulema Salazar and Agenda Host, Alejandro Negron, viewers had the opportunity to address their questions to group of panelists that included doctors, health professionals and insurance brokers. Over 100 people were in attendance at each town hall.  
Children gather to receive
gift from Santa Claus

WWDT Telemundo Fort Myers-Naples Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Families 

WWDT Telemundo Fort Myers-Naples celebrated the fourth annual Un Regalo en Navidad with live music, Christmas gifts and a few Santas on site. The annual holiday gift-giving event brings a slew of Southwest Florida organizations together to help local families in need and to ensure that no child is left without a gift for Christmas. This year's event had a record-breaking 400 children register to receive a gift. The gathering was held on Sunday, December 14, and was co-sponsored by WWDT's local news showTelediario and the non-profit organization Una Mano Amiga.

WRDM/WDMR Hartford/Springfield Gets in the Holiday Spirit

Throughout the month of December, WRDM/WDMR Hartford/Springfield and MetroPCS will partner to bring local residents of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts "Espíritu Navideńo."  Viewers have the opportunity to send Christmas greetings to their loved ones via video that can be viewed and shared on

La Feria de la Familia® 

That's a wrap! 2014 was one of the most successful years for ZGS's Signature Event, La Feria de la Familia®. Across the station group, the free family event experienced growth in client participation, showcased stellar Telemundo and musical guests and increased attendance.  

Crowds enjoy La Feria

Providence - Sunday, November 2

WRIW Providence celebrated the third edition of La Feria de la Familia® at its new home, Bay View Academy in Riverside, RI. Guests were able to enjoy an array of resources and activities including the popular money machine and for the first time, a digital mini weather studio. Ivette Hernandez 
was named the first winner of Solo Tu Voz sponsored by McDonald's and the event concluded with a performance by bachata artist Karlos Rosé. 

Isabel Avila in her new Toyota

Washington, DC - Sunday, November 9

WZDC Telemundo Washington DC's La Feria de la Familia® celebrated family health and wellness and featured something for everyone. Held at the DC Armory, attendees received free health screenings, product samples, haircuts, legal and financial advice, as well prize giveaways. Special guests include Penélope Menchaca, Catherine Siachoque, David Chocarro and Johnny Sky. The event culminated with Isabel Avila of Falls Church, 
VA winning a 2015 Toyota Corolla Sport. 

Dr. Polo chats with KTDO's Gabriel Torres

El Paso - Sunday, November 23

Telemundo's host of 
Caso Cerrado Edición Estelar, Dr. Ana Maria Polo returned to El Paso for KTDO's 8th annual La Feria de la Familia® at the El Paso Convention Center. La Feria goers also had the opportunity to obtain free health screenings that included blood pressure, BMI and diabetes. Attendees also received CPR training. In addition to Dr. Polo, Penélope Menchaca and El Símbolo took part in the festivities.  



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