Anne Sweeney from Disney/ABC Television Group honored at 2013 HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner hosted by Tom Bergeron
City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa makes his last appearance at 2013 HRC LA Gala. Make Equality Count and Prop. 8 and DOMA was one of the main topic discussed at the 2013 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner event.
On Saturday, March 23, 2013 The Human Rights Campaign held their number one fundraising event The 2013 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner at the JW Marriott L.A. Live Hotel 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Honoree Anne Sweeney is co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, which includes The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. For more information visit The Walt Disney Company.
Make Equality Count and Prop. 8 and DOMA was one of the main topic issues at the event. As well to recognize Ally’s of Equality such as City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and to honor Disney/ABC Television Group with the Corporate Equality Award for the company’s support of equality for the LGBT community. The award was presented to the company’s president, Anne Sweeney.
Some of the event program celebrities, politicians and special guests included:
Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, Christine Gregoire, Mark Takano, Anne Sweeney, Rob Reiner, Tom Bergeron, Kerry Washington and Chad Griffin. The event dinner co-chairs were Ted Holmquist & Gwen Baba.
The 2013 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner featured special guests and celebrities arrivals, dinner, gift bag, award presentation. Also inspirational and supporting speeches on Marriage Equality to win Prop. 8 and DOMA in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is schedule to hear arguments on both the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8. Prop. 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry on Tuesday, March 26 and Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
Supporters and activists expect a ruling on this discriminatory law by next June. If the Supreme Court decides in favor of equality, more than a quarter of Americans will live in states where LGBT couples can marry legally. And if they rule DOMA unconstitutional, every single one of those couples will have the same federal rights and benefits of marriage as heterosexual couples.
About The Human Rights Campaign:
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. For more information visit http://www.hrc.org/
About The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee:
The Los Angeles Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign is a diverse volunteer group of individuals working each and every day to bring the mission of HRC to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and straight-supportive people in this area. For more information visit http://hrcladinner.com/about_us.html
Photos credit to: Alireza Kia/Alireza Kia Photography for Diversity News Magazine.
Editor’s Note: We want to thanks HRC for allowing Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News teams to cover the 2013 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner, a very well organized and important event.
After raining almost all week, Sunday’s was the perfect day for L.A. Marathon runners where Simon Njoroge and first time ever 20 year old Fatuma Sado Wins the 2012 Los Angeles Honda Marathon held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to the Sea in Santa Monica, CA. from 6:55 am to 2:00 pm.
The 2012 Honda LA Marathon Wheelchair started first, at 7:00 am the 2012 Honda La Marathon Hand-Crank, at 7:07 am the 2012 Honda LA Marathon Elite Women’s Field, and at 7:24 am the 2012 Honda LA Marathon Elite Men’s Field and Full Field started to run. Simon Njoroge won the race from the men’s elite field and Fatuma Sado won the race from the Women’s Elite Field. The total miles to complete the run is 26.
Simon Njoroge of Kenya won the 27th Honda LA Marathon in a time of 2:12:12, making him the 11th different Kenyan male to win the race. Kenyan men have won 13 of the last 15 Honda LA Marathons.
“First, I would like to thank God for giving us this opportunity. I thought that the weather was good, but during the last few kilometers it was very cold. From the first kilometer, we tried to push the pace up to try to catch the girl’s leader. When I knew that I could not catch her, I tried to go with Weldon (Kirui). We worked back and forth until the 22-mile mark when I went for the win, because we could not catch the ladies. Thank you.” said Simon Njoroge, 1st-place finisher.
Mr. Njoroge concluded ”The weather was not so bad at the start, but at the end, for the last six miles, it was very cold, but I was happy that I won. For my next race, I will be deciding with my trainer and my manager where I will be running next.”
Njoroge won the first place price of $25,000 and a 2012 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L with an MSRP of $29,795.
The other Honda LA Marathon winners were: Weldon Kirui of Kenya came in second place with a time of 2:13:40. He won $12,500. Stephen Muange of Kenya came in third place with a time of 2:13:50 and won $10,000. Hailu Seifu of Ethiopia came in fourth place with a time of 2:15:35 and won $5,000. David Mandago of Kenya came in fifth place with a time of 2:17:49 and won $2,500.
“Thank you very much, the race was good. When I started I had a little pain in the front of my left leg. I pushed myself and felt okay but toward the end the pain came back. The weather was cold when I started and at the end it was windy; that is why I did not get so good a time. It was also hard to figure out my time, because I am not used to miles; I train in kilometers.” said Fatuma Sado, Women’s 1st-place finisher.
Ms. Sado concluded “At the end I was looking back for the men (for the Challenge). I am successful running marathons because I train with the elite Ethiopian marathoners. I have not decided on my next race. My coach will decide my next race.”
Sado won a total of $149,795 in prizes including a 2012 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L and $100,000 for winning the Honda LA Marathon Challenge.
The 27th Honda LA Marathon had nearly 23,000 entrants making it the 8th largest field in the history of the event. The next Honda LA Marathon is schedule for March 17, 2013.
About The Honda LA Marathon:
The Honda LA Marathon gives runners and fans a unique way to experience the beauty and diversity of Los Angeles with the race’s third year of the iconic “Stadium to the Sea” course. Runners will begin at Dodger Stadium and continue through Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Silver Lake, passing world-famous landmarks including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Pantages Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. The race ends on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, near the Santa Monica Pier. The energy, enthusiasm and entertainment to be found along the course is unparalleled. For more information visit http://www.lamarathon.com
Sources: lamarathon.com, Sugerman Communications Group, DiversityNewsMagazine.com & Diversity News TV.
Photos credit to: Francois Palais & Carlos Zeron for Diversity News Magazine.
On Friday, March 2, 2012 The Human Rights Campaign announced that Chad H. Griffin was appointed as the next president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, by the organization’s Board of Directors. Griffin, a national communications and policy strategist, is widely credited for being the mastermind behind the federal lawsuit to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which has now been ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts.
Griffin’s appointment follows an extensive six month search by the board that included the consideration of over one hundred diverse and extremely well-qualified candidates from the worlds of business, academia and activism. Griffin will assume his new responsibilities on June 11, 2012. Current HRC president Joe Solmonese will continue to lead the organization until that time.
The founding partner of strategic communications and campaign firm, Griffin|Schein, Griffin has taken on entrenched, well-financed interests like Big Tobacco, Big Oil and the far right, and shaped national policy debates around equal rights, clean energy, universal health care, stem cell research, and early childhood education. He has also led groundbreaking ballot initiative campaigns including the largest ballot initiative ever recorded, Proposition 87: California’s Clean Alternative Energy Initiative; the Proposition 10 campaign, which generates $600 million a year for early childhood education; and Proposition 71, which secured billions of dollars for stem cell research despite the Bush Administration ban.
Griffin is a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the Prop. 8 lawsuit. He is personally responsible for recruiting the legal dream team of Theodore Olson and David Boies to successfully argue the case. Griffin will remain on the board of directors of AFER.
A veteran of the Clinton White House communications team, and a native of Arkansas, Griffin was highly motivated by young people in taking this new endeavor. “All over this country in big cities and small towns, there are families and young people who long to be accepted for who they are, and who want be treated with the same dignity and respect as everyone else,” said Griffin. “I’m honored by the board’s confidence in my ability to lead HRC. While there’s no doubt that we’ve made tremendous progress on the road to equality, we must not forget that millions of LGBT Americans still lack basic legal protections and suffer the consequences of discrimination every day. Today’s generation of young people, and each generation hereafter, must grow up with the full and equal protection of our laws, and finally be free to participate in the American dream. As HRC president, I’ll approach our work with a great sense of urgency because there are real life consequences to inaction.”
HRC Co-Chair Tim Downing and HRC Foundation Co-Chair Sandra Hartness spoke on behalf of their colleagues on the Board of Directors, “We’re ecstatic to have someone of Chad’s caliber as our next president. His superior credentials and achievements, both as a visionary and strategist, make him uniquely qualified to lead this organization forward. Chad has a proven track record of consistently delivering results during his career. That’s something that our community rightly expects and deserves.”
With over a million members and supporters, HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the local, state and federal levels by mobilizing grassroots supporters, lobbying elected officials, proactively educating and changing the hearts and minds of fair-minded Americans, and investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials. Founded in 1980, HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs.
HRC consists of two separate non-profit organizations: the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on research, advocacy and education and the Human Rights Campaign, a 501(c)(4) organization that focuses on lobbying Congress, state and local officials for support of pro-LGBT bills, and mobilizing grassroots action amongst its members. The combined annual budget of both organizations was approximately $40 million in 2011.
Professional colleagues and friends have been unanimous in their praise of Griffin’s appointment (some of them are):
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
“I congratulate Chad Griffin on his appointment as the new President of HRC. I’m confident Chad will continue to provide the strong leadership that HRC has become known for here in Washington. I’m proud to count myself as a strong supporter of issues important to the LGBT community and look forward to working with Chad and HRC to advance these issues.”
Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus, NAACP:
“Chad Griffin is a great choice – he is a major leader in the fight for equality. HRC has staged a coup!”
Anthony Romero, Executive Director, ACLU:
“Chad’s appointment to the Human Rights Campaign comes at a historic time for LGBT equality. Chad is exactly the right person to lead the organization at this incredible time. He has courage, passion, dynamism and a willingness to push tough issues forward in a thoughtful and strategic manner.”
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles:
“Congratulations to Chad Griffin! There is no better person than Chad to take the helm of the Human Rights Campaign. Chad has proven he is a bold, insightful leader, and that is why I honored him with the Dream of Los Angeles Award during the City of Los Angeles’ first ever LGBT Heritage Month last year. I have every confidence that his fearless, deft and innovative approach to politics and problem solving will ensure HRC continues to lead the way.”
About The Human Rights Campaign (HRC):
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
Sources: http://www.hrc.org, & LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Facebook
Photo credit to: http://www.hrc.org
Editor’s Note: Here at Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications we want to congratulate Chad Griffin and to wish him the best with HRC. Also thank you to Joe Solmonese for leading the organization for many years.
“Last night, we witnessed perhaps one of the finest moments in the history of the Los Angeles Police Department.
After 58 days of the Occupy LA protest, 1,400 officers enforced the closure of City Hall Park. The closure, conducted in a professional and restrained manner, was meticulously planned and involved coordination with multiple city departments. Over 200 people were arrested with a minimal use of force and with no major injuries to the police or to protesters. The activists’ fundamental rights were respected. This was a peaceful and orderly conclusion of the encampment at City Hall.
Today, the LAPD stands as a shining example of constitutional policing.
I commend the officers who took part in the operation. They are an honor to their profession. Their restraint – in the face of a potentially dynamic situation – is a key reason why City Hall Park was closed in an orderly manner. I also want to commend Chief Beck and his command staff for their leadership over the last eight weeks. At every turn, Chief Beck displayed a steady hand and excellent judgment in developing his department’s response to Occupy LA. The General Services Police Officers, social workers and other City personnel also made key contributions to the successful closure of the park.
From the start, we pledged to do things differently in Los Angeles. We took a measured approach, respected protesters’ first amendment rights, sought to de-escalate conflict and supported open communication.
We did not rush. We respected the dignity of the protesters and gave them time to gather their belongings and arrange their departure. When we made the decision to close the park, we made sure that ample human services, such as shelter beds, were available to those who needed them. As a result, the LAPD was able to avoid the violent confrontations that have marred similar operations in other cities.
The Occupy movement should not be about defending a particular patch of parkland, but rather about spreading the message of economic equality and pushing for social justice. I thank participants who heeded our call and left City Hall Park before the operation, those who stayed, but departed peacefully or were arrested without incident. These Angeleno activists have also demonstrated to the rest of the country that social change is best achieved through peaceful means.
Instead of grinding to a halt amid confrontation, the Occupy LA movement can now amplify their calls for social justice and economic opportunity. In the days ahead, we must build on the foundation of cooperation that we have established over these last two months.
Although we expect further protests as Occupy LA works to broaden its movement, we will work hard to ensure that the City handles these actions with the appropriate restraint. I hope that the Occupy LA activists will do the same.
The movement’s message of restoring the balance to American society is too important to be lost amid clashes and conflict.”
Source: LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Facebook.
Photo credit to: LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Facebook.
Marie Osmond Attends The 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade 2011 Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots
The event was held from 4:00 pm staring with the celebrities red carpet arrivals and the parade started live at 6:00 pm from Hollywood California. Bill Lomas, Producer of the live parade and President of Hollywood’s Santa Parade LLC.
Some of the celebrities the attended the event were Quinton Aaron, Santa Claus, Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson, Laura McKenzie, Booboo Stewart, Fivel Stewart, Mayor Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa, Lu Parker and Kate Linder.
From the Heart of Hollywood! Starting on Hollywood Blvd at Orange, the U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange.
The length of this year’s parade route is two and one half miles. Per event organizers approximately 2,000 people participated in this year’s parade. They featured a 10,000 square feet of Red Carpet on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade is presented annually by Hollywood’s Santa Parade LLC, in association with The City of Los Angeles and Associated Television International.
About The Hollywood Christmas Parade: Since 1928, the Hollywood Christmas Parade has been an American tradition for over 80 years! There were three years during wartime when the parade wasn’t presented. The Hollywood Christmas Parade was originally called the Santa Claus Lane Parade. When the American performer Gene Autry, who was known as The Singing Cowboy, was riding on his horse down Hollywood Boulevard in the 1946 Santa Claus Lane Parade, he heard parade spectators in the crowd exclaim, “Here comes Santa Claus!” This incident became the inspiration for Autry to compose the traditional perennial Christmas holiday song, “Here Come’s Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane),” which he co-wrote with Oakley Haldeman in 1949. Autry first recorded the song in 1947. The song was released as a single by Columbia Records, and became a #5 country and #9 pop hit at the time. Gene Autry is the only celebrity to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one in each of the five categories, Motion Pictures, Radio, Recording, Television and Live Theater. Today the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard at Highland Avenue, where the Hollywood Christmas Parade begins its two and a half mile route, is named Gene Autry Square. For more information please visit the parade’s official websites, www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com and www.hollywoodchristmasparade2011.com
Photos credit to: Gisele Rebeiro from Party By 5, Stella Gomez, Alex Palomares and Francois Palais for Diversity News Magazine, Yahoo.com, Examiner.com
Video Host/Voice Over by Recording Artist FAWN and recorded/edited by John Palisano for Diversity News TV.
On Thursday, November 17, 2011 The LA Auto Show Press Days (November 16 – 17th) were held at Los Angeles Convention Center located at 1201 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015 from 7:40 am to 3:30pm. The event featured the brand new imported and domestic 2012 sports, family and consumer cars with new features and more.
Lois Miller, President of Nielsen IAG Automotive spoke at LA Auto Show 2011 during Press Day and Honda Civic Natural Gas wins the 2012 Green Car of the Year Award. Ford Took Home 2nd Annual Nielsen Automotive Green Marketer of the Year Award.
The LA Auto Show runs for the general public from November 18 – 27, 2011, more than 50 Vehicle Debuts to be Unveiled at the LA Auto Show.
About the Los Angeles Auto Show:
As the first major North American auto show of the season, the 2011 L.A. Auto Show will host some of the industry’s most important new vehicle debuts and set the tone for the rest of the year. The dates are Nov. 16 and 17 for press and Nov. 18-27 for the public. Media registration is now open. Following Press Days, the Show becomes one of the best attended public auto shows in the world. For more information visit: http://www.laautoshow.com
On Monday, October 10, 2011 AIDS Project Los Angeles and AIDS Walk Los Angeles announced that more than 30,000 participants are expected to fill the streets for the 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles (California’s Largest AIDS Fundraiser) to be held on Sunday, October 16, 2011 in West Hollywood Park (San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue) starting at 9:00 am.
About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA): AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education, and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 26 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, visit apla.org.About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $69 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2010 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised nearly $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 20 other AIDS service organizations. For more information, visit aidswalk.net.
Photos credit to: AIDS Walk LA/MZA Events & Daniela Hubbard
EDITOR’S NOTE: Our publication Diversity News Magazine and TV will be on the field covering this event, including our affiliate Examiner.com. So come back for our complete coverage of The 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles.
Christine Devine recipient of the 63rd LA Area Governors Award & NBC4 Tops 63rd Annual Los Angeles Area Emmys
Awards were granted in more than 45 categories at the ceremony and the evening also included a presentation of the Governors Award to longtime FOX11 anchor Christine Devine for her work with the “Wednesday’s Child” initiative.
NBC4’s top victories came at the end of the evening, when Channel 4 News at 5 P.M. was named outstanding regularly scheduled daytime newscast from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., followed by Today in L.A. at 6:00 A.M. being honored for regularly scheduled daily morning newscast from 4:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., and culminating with Channel 4 News at 11:00 P.M. winning for regularly scheduled newscast from 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
The Television Academy’s Los Angeles Area governors, Greg Taylor and Sabirna Fair Thomas, introduced Governors Award recipient Devine, who came to the stage with two former foster children who had been placed with loving families through the efforts of “Wednesday’s Child,” the public service initiative devoted to finding adoptive homes for children in foster care through weekly profile segments during FOX11 newscasts.
“Congratulations to Christine Devine, she is a good newscaster at Fox 11 Los Angeles” said Gary Sunkin, freelance Chief of the Newsmedia.
Over the years, Devine’s efforts have helped more than 500 children find homes. When she came to the stage to accept her honor, she brought two of them, named Matt and Darnell, with her, along with the parents who adopted them.
COMPLETE WINNERS OF THE Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY AWARDS 2011:
The awards were distributed as follows:
FOX SPORTS WEST 3
CITYTV OF SANTA MONICA/LA
COUNTY CHANNEL 1
FOX SPORTS NET/PRIME TICKET 1
FOX SPORTS WEST/PRIME TICKET 1
A complete list of the Los Angeles Area Emmy Award winners, as compiled by the Academy’s accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, is attached.
LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS (NEWS)
CAMPAIGN 2010: COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION DAY CBS2
Courtney Ellinger, Producer
Dave Bryan, Anchor
DWP DRINKING ON THE JOB – CBS2 NEWS AT 11PM CBS2
David Goldstein, Reporter
Nicolette Medina, Producer
Michael Brandon, Camera
DAVE MALKOFF: ASSIGNMENT IRAQ KTLA5
Dave Malkoff, Producer, Reporter
LIVE COVERAGE OF AN UNSCHEDULED NEWS EVENT
STORM WATCH KTLA5
KTLA5 News Team
GOLDEN DAYS PURPLE KNIGHTS:
50 YEARS OF LAKERS GLORY FOX SPORTS WEST
Bruce Beffa, Producer
Tony Stefanelli, Producer, Editor
Christopher Witte, Associate Producer
ALL I DO IS WIN KCAL9
Garry Ashton, Producer
Robert Matthews, Producer
OUTSTANDING NEWS WRITER
MARY HARRIS, Writer NBC4
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS WRITER
STEVE LOPEZ, Writer KCET
SERIOUS NEWS STORY − SINGLE REPORT
VETS – TEMPERED STEEL
FOX11 10PM NEWS KTTV-TV
Christine Devine, Reporter
Rodger Howard, Camera
SERIOUS NEWS STORY – MULTI REPORT
RETURN TO HAITI ABC7
David Ono, Reporter
Jeff Macintyre, Editor, Camera
MATH PARK KLCS
Robert Sharp, Producer
DeAnn Marshall, Executive Producer
Ken Musen, Executive Producer
Janet Dotson, Supervising Producer
Teresa Renee Taylor, Coordinating Producer
Jacqueline L. Vorhauer, Producer
ARTS AND CULTURE/HISTORY
THE LEGEND OF PANCHO BARNES AND THE
HAPPY BOTTOM RIDING CLUB KOCE
Nick T. Spark, Producer
OUTSTANDING NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER
ARTURO QUEZADA, Videographer KMEX
MEDICAL NEWS STORY − SINGLE REPORT
MEDICARE FRAUD –
CBS2 NEWS AT 11PM CBS2
David Goldstein, Reporter
MEDICAL NEWS STORY – MULTI REPORT
MERCURY IN SEAFOOD –
CHANNEL 4 NEWS NBC4
Charles Stewart, Executive Producer
Fred Mamoun, Producer
Kevin Nious, Associate Producer
Ana Garcia, Anchor
Lindsey Jackson, Editor
Jose Hernandez, Camera
LOCALLY GREEN NBC4
Mary Harris, Producer
Tim Howick, Producer
Elita Loresca, Co-Host
LA HEROES: UNTOLD STORIES OF HAITI NBC4
Rebecca Nieto, Executive Producer
Robert Kovacik, On-Camera Talent
OUTSTANDING NEWS FEATURE REPORTING
BRUCE HENSEL, Reporter NBC4
L.A. LOCAL COLOR
DINE ON A DIME KCAL9
Kerry B. Maller, Executive Producer
Christina McLarty, Executive Producer, Host
PARADE COUNTDOWN KTLA5
Joe Quasarano, Executive Producer
Toni Molle, Supervising Producer
Bryan Hileman, Producer
Frank Buckley, Host
Michaela Pereira, Host
LAKERS/CELTICS FINALS EDITION:
10 SEASONS OF TRIUMPH AND AGONY FOX SPORTS WEST
Fox Sports West Sports Team
SPORTS SERIES (NEWS)
WINTER GAMES OLYMPIC STORIES 2010 NBC4
Fred Mamoun, Producer
Lindsey Jackson, Segment Producer
Ana Garcia, On-Camera Talent
SPORTS SERIES (PROGRAMMING)
GOLDEN DAYS PURPLE KNIGHTS:
50 YEARS OF LAKERS GLORY FOX SPORTS WEST
Fox Sports West Sports Team
PUBLIC, MUNICIPAL AND OPERATOR PRODUCED CABLE
ROCKHAVEN: A SANCTUARY FROM GTV6
Vicki Gardner, Producer
Jessica Houston, Producer
Derek Martin, Associate Producer
INFORMATIONAL/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES (MORE THAN 50% REMOTE)
LX.TV OPEN HOUSE NBC4
Julee Margulies Metz, Supervising Producer
Janel Tamares, Associate Producer
Eric Michael Wong, Segment Producer
INFORMATIONAL/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES (MORE THAN 50% STUDIO)
BETWEEN THE LINES WITH BARRY KIBRICK KLCS
Barry Kibrick, Producer, Host
HOMAGE TO ENTOURAGE KTLA5
Steven Poitras, Producer
Scott Rockett, Producer
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
TOY LOAN PROGRAM/WIF PSA CITYTV SANTA MONICA/
LA COUNTY CHANNEL
Robin Gee, Executive Producer
Emily Butali, Producer
Al Johnson, Associate Producer
LIGHT NEWS STORY – SINGLE REPORT
SWAYZE REMEMBERED –
CBS2 NEWS AT 11PM CBS2
Mansan Luc, Producer
Patricia Harvey, Anchor
Beatrice Schreiber, Editor
LIGHT NEWS STORY – MULTI REPORT
ROCK N ROLL TREASURE NBC4
Tara Wallis, Producer
Chuck Henry, Reporter
Fernando Torres, Editor
Jose Hernandez, Camera
PUTTING ON AYERS-
SOCAL CONNECTED KCET
Bret Marcus, Executive Producer
Justine Schmidt, Senior Producer
Rick Wilkinson, Producer
Steve Lopez, On-Camera Talent
Alberto Arce, Editor
Kenny Gioseffi, Camera
SEPARATED BY WAR-
SOCAL CONNECTED KCET
Bret Marcus, Executive Producer
Justine Schmidt, Senior Producer
Angela Shelley, Producer
Christal Smith, Associate Producer
Steve Lopez, Reporter
Michael Bloecher, Editor
Brett Wood, Camera
OUTSTANDING NEWS EDITOR
JEFF MACINTYRE, Editor ABC7
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS EDITOR
JAMES FREEMAN, Editor FOX SPORTS WEST/
JEFF STEED, Graphic Artist NBC4
OUTSTANDING NEWS DIRECTOR
BRYAN HILEMAN, Director KTLA5
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS DIRECTOR
GAYLE GALVEZ, Director NBC4
OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS REPORTING
DAVID ONO, Reporter ABC7
LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS (PROGRAMMING)
2010 ROSE PARADE KTLA5
Chris Reilly, Executive Producer
Joe Quasarano, Executive Producer
Ira Lawson, Producer
Stephanie Medina, Director
Doug Larson, Technical Director
Crystal Sanchez, Associate Director
Stephanie Edwards, Host
Bob Eubanks, Host
Micah Ohlman, Host
Jerald Cole, Graphics Coordinator
LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE
LAKERS VS. OKLAHOMA 1ST ROUND
GAME 6 KCAL9
KCAL9 Sports Team
OUTSTANDING SPORTS REPORTING
LINDSAY SOTO, Reporter FOX SPORTS NET
REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY DAYTIME NEWSCAST: 11:00AM-7:00PM
CHANNEL 4 NEWS AT 5 PM NBC4
KNBC4 Channel 4 News Team
REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY MORNING NEWSCAST: 4:00AM-11:00AM
TODAY IN LA AT 6AM NBC4
KNBC4 Channel 4 News Team
REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY EVENING NEWSCAST: 7:00PM-12:00AM
CHANNEL 4 NEWS AT 11PM NBC4
KNBC4 Channel 4 News Team
Joetta Di Bella is the Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Area Peer Group. Its Governors are Greg Taylor and Sabrina Fair Thomas. The Academy’s Senior Vice President for Awards is John Leverence. Liz Korda Smith is the Los Angeles Area Awards Director.
About Christine Devine: Christine Devine is a reporter, producer, anchor, and philanthropist. She is a well known television news anchor based in Los Angeles. She can be seen weeknights on KTTV‘s Fox 11 News. She’s won 14 Emmy’s, six for best newscast. She also co-anchors FOX News at 11 p.m. on Channel 13. Devine joined Fox 11 in 1990. She is from Arizona and was high school Valedictorian.
Devine is an alum of Arizona State University. She is in the Hall of Fame at the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism. She has also funded her own journalism scholarship. Devine is on ASU’s National Alumni Council and received the Young Alumni Achievement award. Devine was also a recipient of the Medallion of Merit and Leadership Scholarship. Devine is a co-founder of The Good News Foundation. It is a non-profit built by five TV newswomen dedicated to honoring good news and good works in Los Angeles. GNF awards scholarships, grants and sponsors an annual “Legacy Project” to leave a lasting impact on the community. GNF was honored with the “Inspiration Award” by AWRT American Women in Radio and Television. Devine is engaged to actor/musician Sean McNabb. For more information about Christine Devine you can visit her official website at http://www.christinedevine.com/ & her IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0222608/
About the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards: The Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards are given for broadcast achievements produced or solely financed and controlled by the Los Angeles television stations or cable television systems. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the Los Angeles Area Awards Committee, comprised of station program and news directors, determines the awards structure.
Sources: http://www.emmys.tv, http://www.christinedevine.com & Wikipedia Photos credit to: Kristian Dowling/PictureGroup via AP IMAGES, Christine Devine Facebook & Diversity News Publications.
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Are you ready to select your Delegates? They are the ones the represent their district for both the 2011 and 2012 State Conventions, Network with other Democrats, Represent your constituency, Elect Party officers, Promote the California Democratic Party agenda, Endorse candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office and Vote to endorse resolutions and ballot measures.
They are 80 Assembly Districts in CA and 12 people (6 men / 6 women) are elected from each Assembly District. The CA 46th Assembly District will held their Delegate Elections on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at First and Hope 710 W. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Here is the list with names and little biography of the 46th Assembly District Delegate Elections:
ABIOLA AFOLAYA has for the past three years represented public and private sector employees at AFSCME and UNITE HERE! at administrative hearings and contract negotiations. As a woman of color, throughout college and graduate school, Afolayan fought hard for democratic values that make America and California great; for dignity and equality for workers in the workplace; and for creating a sustainable environment. She continues this legacy professionally and plans to continue this legacy as an elected delegate. As a delegate, Afolayan plans to keep her ties with her community by consistently meeting with local leaders about local and global issues affecting her constituency in order to remain effective, grounded and accountable to her community.
DUSTIN BUSS lives and works in Downtown Los Angeles as a small business consultant. He has been an active volunteer and fundraiser for numerous local, state, and national elections, including Newsom, Brown, and Obama. Dustin also serves on the Board of Directors for California YMCA Youth & Government, a program that teaches California high school students about the state government processes. He is an active community member and leader in Downtown Los Angeles and a supporter of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA and the Grand Performances concert series. Dustin is excited to put his leadership experience and passion for Democratic principles to work as a Delegate for AD46.
FREDY CEJA is an openly HIV positive, gay male, born and raised in Los Angeles. He has served on the California HIV/AIDS Planning Group (CHPG) and Latino Advisory Board (LAB) to the California Office of AIDS. Past professional experience includes working for the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, Bienestar Human Services, and Los Angeles Universal Preschool. He currently serves as Field Deputy for California State Senator Gil Cedillo (D-22), focusing on LGBT, HIV/AIDS, Preschool and K-12 education issues. He serves as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County HIV Commission. He also serves on the board of the Latino Equality Alliance (LEA)-advocating for Latino LGBT rights, serves on the board for The Wall Las Memorias Project, Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc., and the CSULA Alumni board. Last year, Mr. Ceja was one of the faces for the “Soy” campaign, a partnership between Univision and the Kaiser Family Foundation aimed at reducing the stigma associated with being HIV positive. Mr. Ceja received a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Public Administration from CSULA.
ALIDA GARCIA is an attorney and currently works for Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s Office of Economic & Business Policy, primarily focused in job creation and bringing greater efficiency to our local government. Garcia was the Deputy Director of Latino Vote in California for the Obama campaign, which primarily focused on training Latinos in California and organizing trips for them into the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico. For the last two years Garcia volunteered for Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris as the Co-Chair of Young Professionals for Kamala Harris. She also was field director of the Southern California vote protection efforts overseeing a field program of ten counties.
AMBER MARTINEZ is nonprofit professional working & living in downtown Los Angeles, with family who own small businesses downtown & live in Boyle Heights. Martinez currently works as the National Director of Chapter Development for the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting. She remains active in the community, serving on nonprofit boards and working on various progressive candidates’ campaigns, leading the LA chapters of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and New Leaders Council, developing the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs.
RUBEN MURILLO is a life-long resident of Boyle Heights and has been a long time active member of the Democratic Party. Mr. Murillo has had the pleasure of meeting and working on many local, state, and national candidates and issue campaigns. He studied Biology at USC and has been involved in Healthcare ever since. First as volunteer in various candidate campaigns and more directly as an affiliate leader of the Long Beach Chapter of Health Care for All—California’s only grassroots single payer movement that sponsored 2 Senate Bills (SB810 & SB840). Mr. Murillo’s issues are Health Care, Education, and the Environment.
ROBERT ST.GENIS has a diverse background of business, politics and non-profits. St.Genis has owned 2 different California based businesses over his career. He is a licensed Real Estate Agent and was practicing real estate until 2010. St.Genis successfully completed the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute Campaign and Candidate Training and the City of Los Angeles Ethics Training in 2009. He recently served as Campaign Manager for Mitch Ward for CA Assembly (53rd) and is currently the Development Director for Friends of Project 10—a non-profit fostering future LGBT leaders and their allies. St.Genis has volunteered on committees for United Negro College Fund, Equality California, LA Gay and Lesbian Center, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and many others. He is openly gay, married and HIV positive.
You only can vote if you are a register Democrat and live in the Assembly District
About The Democratic Party:
The Democratic Party and its members are responsible for some of our nation’s most important and impactful legislation: Social Security, Medicare, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Most recently, California Democrats played a leading role in helping President Obama pass the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ending the insurance company practice of denying coverage to children because of pre-existing conditions and lowering the cost of health care for millions of Americans.
Democrats are building a healthier future for our state and improving the quality of life for all Californians. We believe our state must make university and community college affordable for today’s working and middle-class families. We believe in rewarding hard work and expanding opportunities for all Californians in order to create stronger and healthier communities. There are more than 7.5 million registered Democrats in California – 44.49 percent of California voters. For more information visit http://www.cadem.org
Sources: 46th Assembly District & LA County Events Examiner
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