Dallas LATINA Style Business Series
Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
300 Reunion Blvd
Mistress of Ceremony – Breakfast
Ms. Rebecca Aguilar
Freelance TV & Online Reporter, National Association of Hispanic Journalists – VP of Online
Rebecca Aguilar is a multiple award-winning reporter with 32 years of experience, mostly in television news. She’s also been the recipient of two national Social Network Leader Awards from Latinos in Social Media, better known as LATISM.
Aside from being a journalist and social network leader, Rebecca is also the Vice President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, where she volunteers as the organization’s social media content manager. She oversees NAHJ’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube pages.
Rebecca is also the founder of Wise Latinas Linked, currently the largest networking group of Latinas on Facebook and LinkedIn with a combined membership of more than 6,000 members. That’s where Latinas share everything from jobs to career advice.
Rebecca says “to succeed in social media you have to have a great messenger, good timing, and not take followers or friends for granted.”
Mistress of Mistress of Ceremony- Luncheon
News Anchor, Telemundo 39
Norma García is an award-winning journalist with 20 years of experience in television news. She is the main news anchor for KXTX Telemundo 39’s evening and nightly newscasts. She is also the host of “Enfoque Dallas” a political news magazine featuring in-depth analysis of current affairs with a specific focus on the Hispanic community. She also produces and reports the special series “Mejorando su Vida” which focuses on health and wellbeing tips for the Hispanic community.
As a news anchor and reporter with Telemundo she has covered a variety of national and international news events from the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens to the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina and the 2012 Mexican presidential elections. In March of 2013 she covered the Conclave of Pope Francis as correspondent for the Telemundo Station Group and most recently interviewed President Barack Obama in the White House for the second time in her career.
In 2013, she won six Lone Star Emmy awards including one for best news anchor in Texas for the third consecutive year. She has received a total of seventeen Emmy awards in different states for her work as reporter, producer and writer. Norma will be receiving The Gracie Award, a national recognition by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation on June 11, 2014 in New York City.
Norma describes her career in the field of broadcasting as a childhood dream come true. Her exciting journey begun in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where she was born and raised. She began her career in Spanish radio at the tender age of 15 and later made the switch to television becoming one of the most successful and recognized news anchors in the Hispanic market. Her interest in keeping the community well informed has taken her anchoring skills to major cities like Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Phoenix and Dallas.
Norma believes a combination of preparation and perseverance is the key to success and is a motto that she applies to her life on a daily basis. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting from the University of Texas at El Paso.