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October 1, 2015                                                                                  703-528-5656 Ext.108





WASHINGTON, DC - ZGS Communications is proud to announce that KTDO Telemundo 48 has received eight Lone Star EMMY award nominations.  For the fourth consecutive year, Telenoticias El Paso has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Lone Star Chapter for excellence in journalism and production.  The 13th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards are to be held in Austin later this year.

KTDO Telemundo 48 received the EMMY nominations in the following categories:


Feature News Report - Light Feature/Series

Oficios Con Madres, Claudia Chantal Sansores, Reporter

Túneles Secretos, Alejandro Pariente, Producer

Carlos Sánchez, Reporter & Alonso Velásquez, Editor


Education/Schools - News Single Story/Series/Feature

Desarrollando Pequeños Genios, Ivette Sánchez, Reporter

Karla Mariscal, Producer & Alonso Velásquez, Photographer


Sports - News Single Story/Series

Serie Deportiva.  La Diva De La Lucha, Antonio Favela, Sports Anchor/Reporter/Producer

Una Madre Inquebrantable, Antonio Favela, Sports Anchor/Reporter/Producer

El Otro Campeón (The Other Champion), Antonio Favela, Sports Anchor/Reporter/Producer


Promotion - News Promo - Campaign/Image

La Pasión de Servir, Alfredo Lopez, Writer/Producer/Photography/Editor


Graphic Arts - Graphics/Animation

Social Allure, Alfredo Lopez, Writer, Editor, Animator


"I am extremely proud of our Telenoticias El Paso team for once again proving their commitment to providing our community with quality news and information.  Our ratings are clear indicators that more and more viewers prefer Telenoticias El Paso at both 5pm and 10pm," said Lorena Castañeda, Station Manager of KTDO Telemundo 48.  She added, "Hats off to the team for their EMMY nominations."


Telenoticias El Paso's viewership continues to grow.  According to the most recent sweeps, KTDO Telemundo 48's local newscast delivered double-digit growth in its audience from last year at both 5pm and 10pm among Adults 18-49 and 25-54.  The station is also the primetime leader among several key demos for the second year in a row. KTDO Telemundo 48 led all stations in the market, regardless of language, Monday through Friday 6-10pm among Adults 25-54.



Source: Nielsen Media Research, July 2015 Sweeps, El Paso (Las Cruces) Designated Market Area. Based on U.S broadcast stations only. 

ZGS Communications is a Hispanic-owned media company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  The company owns 9 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo network.  In addition, ZGS owns three radio stations serving Washington, DC and Tampa, and a Spanish-language web portal For over three decades, ZGS has been a leader in the industry with a profound commitment to localism and diversity; proudly serving and celebrating the Hispanic community with local news and programming on multiple platforms, as well as outreach, advocacy and grassroots events.


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