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WNBC Assistant News Director Wins Influential Latino Award

WNBC assistant news director Ozzie Martinez received the annual “EL Award” from El Diario La Prensa. Martinez was selected as one of the most successful and influential Latinos in corporate, business, entertainment, sports and community arenas in the tri-state area.

Martinez has a rich history that solidifies his sense of pride in his Hispanic roots. After his family fled the Castro regime of Cuba when he was a child, Martinez began his broadcasting career as an intern at MTV Latin America in Miami. He worked his way up in the broadcast industry and has the distinction of being one of the youngest to hold his current position at Channel 4.

In his four years at the station, Martinez has received two Emmy Awards. In addition to Martinez, reporter Ivan Taylor of WNBC sister station Telemundo 47/WNJU, has also received an EL Award. The ten-time Emmy Award-winning journalist has been a part of the Telemundo family since 1998, Taylor joined Telemundo 47 Nueva York in October 2011 as the 6pm and 11pm news weekend anchor.

As “EL Award” recipients, Martinez and Taylor will be featured in a special supplement in the El Diario La Prensa recognizing the accomplishments of all honorees and highlighting each individual’s successes and contributions to the Latino community.

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America’s Got Talent and Big Ratings for the Week

NBC’s summer staple America’s Got Talent exploded with the best two showings of the week. The episodes averaged 583,000 WNBC viewers and a 3.0 rating, according to Nielsen.

Univision’s Channel 41 made a rare appearance in the Top 3. Tied at number two was a live edition of the popular Premios Juventud. The three-hour broadcast had a 560,000 viewers and a 2.9 rating.

Also in second place was ABC’s The Bachelorette. The Sunday night wrap-up special pulled in 559,000 fans of the reality “drama” and a 2.9. The Bachelorette finale from earlier in the evening was sixth, captivating an estimated 510,000 WABC viewers to find out who would accept the final rose. It had a 2.6 rating.

The Bachelorette episode from the week before landed in fifth place with 518,000 viewers and a 2.7 rating for a fifth place showing.

More from the Top 10 after the jump

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WCBS/Channel 2 Takes Top Honor at New York Emmys; MSG and WNBC Lead Way in Trophies Won

WCBS' Lonnie Quinn and Chris Wragge accompanied by their new Emmys.

The best and brightest on the New York TV scene were on display last night at the 55th annual local Emmy Awards. FishbowlNY was on hand for the  four-hour awards ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

The biggest winner was MSG with 14 trophies, while WNBC/Channel 4 led all over-the-air outlets with 11 Emmys.

WCBS/Channel 2 took home the top prize of Best Evening Newscast–Over 35 Minutes–for its Hurricane Irene Aftermath. Anchors Maurice DuBois and Kristine Johnson were not there to accept their statuettes, but weathercaster Lonnie Quinn was in attendance.

Quinn already was selected Best On-Camera Weather Anchor, and colleague Chris Wragge was back at the podium as Best News Anchor. A one-time personal trainer, Wragge rushed back to Manhattan after competing in a Miami triathlon earlier in the day.

“This morning I knew my only shot of winning anything was coming to these Emmys,” Wragge deadpanned.

WABC cornered the market in the morning and daytime newscast categories. The on-air team of anchors Ken Rosato and Lori Stokes, meteorologist Bill Evans won for Eyewitness News This Morning and the noon broadcast following the Death of Osama bin Laden.

Telemundo WNJU/Channel 47 won the Best Newscast Under 35 Minutes.

More results from last night’s Emmys after the jump

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New Shows at Telemundo’s WNJU/Channel 47

With the influx of radio layoffs, the opposite is occurring at Telemundo’s Channel 47/WNJU. The Daily News reports, the Spanish language station is preparing to launch a new public affairs show Enfoque Nueva York (Focus on New York) November 6 at 11 p.m.

The changes come at Channel 47 amid a new management team, and Comcast having recently acquired station owner NBC Universal.

Those changes include adding weekend newscasts (at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.) to the schedule, starting January 21 with anchor Ivan Taylor.

Weeknight WNJU anchor Jorge Ramos will host Enfoque Nueva York.

For Channel 47, 2012 will mark its 47th year on the air. Telemundo’s rival is New York’s other Spanish-language station Univision’s Channel 41/WXTV, which began broadcasting in 1968.

Telemundo 47 Searching for New Singing Talent

Call it American Idol meets Broadway’s In the Heights.

Telemundo 47/WNJU is airing a new reality series Rumbo al Exito/Road to Success, a platform to launch Latin artists into the next Latin star.

The 13-week competiton, which debuts on November 6 from midnight to 1 a.m., uses the Idol model for success–following 12 contestants from performance to elimination.

Also like the Idol, judges will offer critiques of the singers. The grand prize winner gets awarded a record deal.  

Contestants, between the ages of 18 – 28, were selected from karaoke bars in New York and New Jersey:

  • Mariscos Centro-Washington Heights
  • Cafe Rubio – New York
  • Ibiza Lounge – New York
  • Elsa Restaurante – New Jersey
  • La Reina Del Chicharron – New Jersey

Local Telemundo Station Names New Vice President In Charge of Content

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WNJU, Telemundo‘s New York local station, has appointed Jose Morales to oversee digital and broadcast content. Previously, Morales was Director of Digital Content for Telemundo Local Media and his work has won the network 2 Emmys, making him an ideal candidate to oversee the WNJU’s day to day operations.

Full press release after the jump.

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