Orlando, FL. LATINA Style Business Series
Thursday, May 15, 2014 From 8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Disney’s BoardWalk at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
The Business Series is honored to have amazing Latina talent to serve as emcees: Valezka Gil, Anchor, Multimedia Journalist of Telemundo Orlando, will host the opening ceremony, and Nancy Alvarez, Reporter and Anchor, Channel 9 Eyewitness News, WFTV, will conduct the awards luncheon.
Valezka Gil a native of Venezuela graduated from the Nicholson School of Communication in 2013, where she helped launch the very first Spanish newscast, Noticias UCF Knightly. She received numerous journalism scholarships while in college and had the opportunity to intern at several Central Florida news stations. Shortly after graduating, she joined the Telenoticias Orlando team as a multimedia journalist where she had the opportunity to cover not only local stories, but National stories as well.
As former ballet dancer, Valezka enjoys spending her free time exploring the art and culture scene in Orlando.
Tune in to Telemundo Orlando, Monday-Friday’s at 6 & 11pm to see her in action.
Mistress of Ceremony – Luncheon
Reporter and Anchor
Channel 9 Eyewitnes News
Nancy Alvarez joined Eyewitness News in 2010. She is a reporter and anchor. You can see her Monday night through Thursday night on Eyewitness News at 10:00 on TV27, and Sunday night at 11:00 on Channel 9 Eyewitness News, alongside Jorge Estevez all five nights.
While her family is from Cuba, and she was born and raised in South Florida, she considers Orlando home. She has spent most of her career in Central Florida.
Her first on-air job was as the Brevard County bureau reporter for Central Florida News 13. She then moved to WKMG where she spent five years as a reporter and received two Emmy nominations for her work in the station’s investigative unit. At both stations, Nancy had the thrill of covering several space shuttle flights from Kennedy Space Center.
One of the toughest moments of her career was standing near the runway at the space center in February of 2003 waiting for Columbia and its crew to return from their mission. Covering that tragedy was an experience she’ll never forget.
She was also in Central Florida for Charley, Frances and Jean, reporting non-stop during the now infamous 2004 hurricane season.
After leaving the area for a few years, she is thrilled to be back in Orlando and proud to be part of the team at WFTV.
When she’s not working, she and her husband love spending time with their son, Benjamin, and daughter, Julia. Their favorite spots include Cocoa Beach and a local hangout on a lake in Clermont.