KTLA 5 Meteorologist Vera Jimenez Receives National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award For Excellence In Broadcast Journalism

KTLA 5 Meteorologist Vera Jimenez Receives National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award For Excellence In Broadcast Journalism

LOS ANGELES – September 20, 2018 – KTLA 5, Tribune Broadcasting’s Los Angeles television station, is pleased to announce the National Hispanic Media Coalition has named Meteorologist Vera Jimenez the 2018 recipient of the Impact Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

The 16th annual Los Angeles Impact Awards, convened by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), honors outstanding local media professionals, artists and community leaders for their achievements and contributions to the region’s Latino community.

Jimenez is KTLA 5’s meteorologist for the KTLA 5 News at 6, 6:30, 10 and 11pm on weeknights.

“We at KTLA are honored that the National Hispanic Media has chosen Vera as one of the 2018 recipients of this prestigious award. To recognize Vera’s tireless efforts in the community is gratifying and we are extremely proud of her hard work,” said Don Corsini, President and General Manager.

“It is no surprise Vera has been honored with the Impact Award, she makes an impact wherever she goes, from forecasting the weather to the charity work she does in the community, Vera is consistently putting viewers first,” said Jason Ball, Vice President and News Director, KTLA 5.

“I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day, if the weather turns extreme, my job allows me to give people the critical information they need so they can prepare and stay safe,” said Jimenez. “Being chosen for this award is a great honor and I’m deeply humbled.”

Jimenez’s work has also garnered her two Emmy Awards, three Golden Mike Awards and three Golden Pylon Awards.

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