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Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Telemundo Houston was recognized with 14 Lone Star Emmy® Awards

Including recognition for breaking news, investigative reporting, weather and community service

Telemundo Houston KTMD

HOUSTON, TX – (December 8, 2020) – The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Telemundo Houston / KTMD a total of 14 Lone Star Emmy® Awards during the 18th Annual Lone Star Emmy® Awards Gala held virtually this year on Saturday, December 5.

Telemundo Houston took home several awards including the honor for “Breaking News” coverage. The station’s consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Houston Responde / Investiga, was recognized with two awards while the weather forecast La Autoridad En El Tiempo received a win in the “Weather – News Weathercast” category. Admikditionally, Telemundo Houston’s hurricane preparedness special “El Niño y sus Caprichos” was awarded an Emmy® in the category “Weather Program Special, Feature or Segment.” To watch the four-part special in Spanish, click part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. The station was also honored for “Community Service.”

According to Tony Canales, KTMD President and General Manager, “We’re very proud and honored that Telemundo Houston has been recognized with these Emmy® Awards, as our team strives to serve our local community with best-in-class journalism every single day.”

Jerry Vazquez, KTMD Vice President of News, adds “In this challenging year of COVID 19, social unrest and one of the most important elections in our lifetime, I am proud and honored to work alongside a group of dedicated professionals, from on camera to behind the scenes, who made it their mission to keep our viewers informed every step of the way. It is our daily commitment to provide our viewers with the most complete and comprehensive coverage.”

Below is the full list of wins for Telemundo Houston:

• Breaking News: “Súbita Y Devastadora Explosión”

• Spot News: “Volver A La Vida”

• Weather - News Weathercast: “La Autoridad En El Tiempo”

• Weather - Program/Special/Feature/Segment: “El Niño Y Sus Caprichos”

• Investigative Report – Series: “Bajo La Sombra Del Odio”

• Investigative Report - Single Story: “Y La Identificación Municipal”

• General Assignment Report - Within 24 Hours: “Superando Obstáculos”

• General Assignment Report – No Time Limit: “El Paso: Blanco De La Invasión Hispana”

• News Producer: “Creativity outside of my Comfort Zone”

• Photographer - Program (Non-News): “Más Que Mil Palabras”

• Texas Heritage - Program/Special/Feature/Segment: “De Sur a Norte”

• Human Interest - Program Feature/Segment: “The Enchilada Queen”

• Historic/Cultural - Program Feature/Segment: “Hugo, Delia Y El Sueño Americano”

• Community Service: “Juntos Podemos”

For complete details on all of the winners and categories, please access The National Academy of

Television Arts and Sciences Lone Star Chapter’s official 2020 Lone Star Emmy® awardees list here.

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by Telemundo)

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