The National Association of Hispanic Journalists has announced the recipients of several special awards and the next group of journalists who will be inducted to the 2015 Hall of Fame.
Maria Martin, Miguel Pérez and Frances Robles are this year’s Hall of Fame honorees.
Maria Martin is the founding Executive Producer of “Latino USA”, the news and cultural affairs program now in its 23rd year on NPR.
Miguel Pérez is a syndicated columnist and political analyst at television and radio stations and a journalism professor at Lehman College.
Frances Robles is a correspondent for the New York Times since 2013, who previously spent 19 years at the Miami Herald.
Other awards announced:
* The NAHJ Dale Presidential Award: Julio Ricardo Varela, founder of Latino Rebels and Digital Media Director for the Futuro Media Group
The “Dale” award is given to an individual or company that steps up and goes above and beyond to ensure Latinos are fairly and accurately represented.
* NAHJ Presidential Award of Impact: Cecilia Vega & Tom Llamas, anchors of ABC News’ “World News Tonight” weekend edition
For making “history by being the first Latino anchor team on English Network news.”
* NAHJ Presidential Award of Visibility: José Díaz-Balart, anchor Telemundo and MSNBC
* NAHJ Presidential Award of Excellence – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For its editorial coverage of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and its aftermath
NAHJ also announced there are 36 finalists for its journalism awards.
The awards will be presented during the Hall of Fame luncheon on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The Presidential Award of Excellence and the Journalism awards will be handed out during the gala on Sunday, September 20 at the Excellence in Journalism conference in Orlando, Florida.