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October 21, 2015                                                                                703-528-5656 Ext.108



EMMY Nominations for WTMO Orlando, WRMD Tampa



WASHINGTON, DC - ZGS Communications is pleased to announce that two of its Florida stations have earned 2015 Suncoast EMMY nominations in several news categories.  WTMO Telemundo Orlando and WRMD Telemundo Tampa are nominated in both content and presenter categories.  


WTMO Telemundo Orlando

For the second year in a row, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast EMMY Chapter has recognized Telenoticias Orlando, WTMO Orlando's local news broadcast, for excellence in journalism and production.  WTMO is the most nominated Spanish-language television station in the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne DMA, with three nominations.

WRMD Telemundo Tampa

Debuting in September of 2014, Telenoticias Tampa is now the #1 Spanish-language newscast in the market, leading at 11pm with the majority Spanish TV share of households, adults 18-49 and 25-54. This is Telenoticias Tampa's first EMMY nomination.


WTMO Orlando and WRMD Tampa received nominations in the following categories:


Human Interest - News

Corazón que Se Apaga, Andrea Marcial

WTMO-TV Orlando


Mi Vida Sobre Ruedas, Milton Lugo


Investigative Report - Series

Garra Depredadora, Homan Machuca

WTMO-TV Orlando


On-Camera Talent - Reporter - Live

Valezka Gil - En Vivos, Valezka Gil

WTMO-TV Orlando



"It is always an honor to be nominated for the EMMY awards, especially in such a competitive market and region as this," said Gilberto Companioni, Telemundo Orlando's News Director. "Having the most EMMY nominations for a Hispanic newscast in Central Florida, for the second consecutive year, proves once again that Telenoticias Orlando is the place for Hispanic viewers to get news and information."


News Director Raiza Iciarte from Telemundo Tampa added, "To be recognized with a nomination demonstrates the tremendous success of Telenoticias Tampa.  Though we've been on the air just over a year, our commitment to the Tampa Bay Hispanic community grows every day.  Mi Vida Sobre Ruedas is a reflection of that."


The 39th Annual Suncoast EMMY Awards will be held at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Beach on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) offers EMMY Awards to television markets throughout the state of Florida; in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana; in Mobile, Alabama; in Thomasville, Georgia and cities throughout Puerto Rico.  

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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