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WTMO Orlando and WRMD Tampa Bring Home EMMYs


Washington, December 7, 2015 - ZGS Communications is proud to announce that two of its Florida stations were recognized with EMMYs at the 39th Annual Suncoast EMMY Awards this past Saturday at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Beach.  The EMMY represents excellence in journalism and production.


WTMO Telemundo Orlando and WRMD Telemundo Tampa were the only Spanish-language television stations to bring home EMMYs in their respective markets. First-time EMMY winners Andrea Marcial, Multi-Media Journalist, Marvin Somoza, Technical Director/Photographer, and Adel Hidalgo, Photographer for WTMO Orlando's Telenoticias Orlando and Milton Lugo, Photo Journalist for WRMD Tampa's Telenoticias Tampa were tied for top honors in the Human Interest - News category. 


Human Interest - News

Corazón que Se Apaga, Andrea Marcial, Marvin Somoza & Adel Hidalgo

WTMO-TV Orlando

View Part 1, Part 2



Mi Vida Sobre Ruedas, Milton Lugo


View Part 1, Part 2, Part 3



This is the second consecutive year, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast EMMY Chapter has recognized Telenoticias Orlando. According to the most recent Nielsen survey, the 6pm broadcast is the most watched Spanish-language news in the Orlando DMA.   


On the air for only a year, Lugos's win is the first for WRMD Tampa's newscast, Telenoticias Tampa.  A Tampa Bay favorite, the 11pm edition is currently the #1 source for news and information in Spanish with the majority Spanish TV share of households, adults 18-49 and 25-54. 


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.  


Contact: Cynthia Martinez

703-528-5656 ext. 108


Source: Nielsen Media Research

NSI November 2015 sweeps, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne Designated Market Area

NSI November 2015 sweeps, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota Designated Market Area

About ZGS Communications

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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