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Luz Nereida Vélez will receive an Emmy award for her career spanning more than four decades

The veteran journalist Luz Nereida Velez will be recognized by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in his Suncoast chapter. The communicator will receive the Silver Circle Emmy Award for her career spanning more than four decades on screen. Today in the “Star Edition of NotiCentro”her colleagues surprised her with a report that highlights her as a Puerto Rican pride.

This distinction recognizes professionals who stand out in the television industry in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama-Pensacola and Puerto Rico and who have worked in it for more than 25 years. Beyond being recognized for time, their contribution to the industry and the motivation they generate in others are honored.

“It is an honor to have been nominated and unanimously chosen to receive this prestigious award. I love what I do, respecting our audience and the differences in criteria. I am very grateful to belong to what has been my second home for 43 years, to your love and to be part of a prestigious and privileged group of winners. Thanks to all my colleagues because without them the work could not be carried out”, said Vélez in written statements.

The Silver Circle Emmy has been awarded to other industry personalities such as Paquito Cordero (2003), Tommy Muñiz (2004), José Miguel Agrelot (2006), James Morales (2008), Carmen Young (2011) and Jorge Hidalgo (2012), the president and general manager of Wapa Televisión, among others.

“I am proud to share this honor with a professional like Luz Nereida Vélez, who, in addition to being an extraordinary journalist, is an asset to the Puerto Rican television industry. I congratulate her and celebrate her success because thanks to people like her, Wapa is Puerto Rico,” Hidalgo commented.

For his part, the vice-president and director of “NotiCentro”, Rafael Lenin Lopez, added: “It is a pleasure and a great pride for the ‘NotiCentro’ team to have a professional like Luz Nereida. She covers all kinds of news with the same enthusiasm and love for what she does. Her career has earned her this important distinction and I feel privileged to have her knowledge, experience and friendship”.

The ceremony will take place on June 12, in which she will be recognized with other colleagues from the television industry in Puerto Rico and the United States.


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