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NHMC Honors NY Professionals

The National Hispanic Media Coalition has tapped five New York area media news professionals, and one public official,  for excellence in "reporting, serving and commitment" to the Latino Community.

They are being saluted at a New York Impact Awards reception Oct. 8, with ABC News' John Quiñones hosting.

Honorees are:

Lynda Baquero, NBC 4 New York reporter - Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

Esteban Creste, Univision 41 news director - Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

Cynthia López, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment - Outstanding Public Service

Jeanine Ramirez, NY1 News reporter - Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

Joe Torres, WABC-TV reporter and anchor - Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.