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Telemundo Washington DC Wins Nine Emmy Awards

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2016  ZGS Communications is proud to announce that WZDC Telemundo Washington DC's local news broadcast, Telenoticias Washington, was honored with nine Emmys at the 58th National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards Gala on June 25.  The local chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' event recognizes excellence in television production in a variety of categories of the television industry including news and documentary shows, sports and entertainment programming, and craft categories.

The Emmy wins reinforce Telemundo Washington DC's commitment to providing viewers with relevant and local news and information. "This is a historic moment for the station. Telenoticias Washington is demonstrating leadership in news, and these awards are proof of our commitment to excellence," commented Maria Rozman, Telemundo Washington DC's News Director.

Station Manager Nicole Quiroga added, "We are humbled by this honor and believe it comes as a result of our unwavering commitment to serve our viewers, our community, and our sponsors." 

Telemundo Washington DC's award-winning stories include:

News Special
Daniel Rivera, Reporter/Script Writer
Anna Llargues, Producer

Feature News Report - Serious Series
Historias de El Salvador/Stories from El Salvador
Roberto J.C. Gonzalez-Homs, Editor
Armando Trull, Reporter/Photographer
Maria Rozman, Producer

Health/Science - News Single Story
Moises Linares, Sports Journalist

Education: Schools - News Single Story/News Series
Sulema Salazar, Reporter

Religion - News Single Story/News Series
Sulema Salazar, Reporter
Omar Garcia, Photographer/Editor
Historic/Cultural - News Single Story
Leonardo Feldman, Reporter
Roberto J.C. Gonzalez-Homs, Editor
Anna Llargues, Producer

Technology - News Single Story, News Feature/News Series
Claudia Curiel, Reporter

Segmento de Deportes (Sport Segment)
Moises Linares, Sports Journalist

Photographer - Video Essay (Single Camera Only)
Roberto J.C. Gonzales - Homs, Photographer/Editor

In addition, Telemundo Washington DC was the only station to show year-to-year overall growth in the nation's capital (M-S 7a-1a), while audiences declined on the ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, Univision and MyNetworkTV stations according to Nielsen's May 2016 survey. Contributing to this growth were a +21% audience increase over May '15 in Adults 18-49 and +35% increase in Women 18-49.

Contact: Cynthia Martinez
703-528-5656 ext. 108
Source:  NSI Washington DC Live & SD Overnights 4/28/16-5/25/16. May '15.   

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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