Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Host María Celeste Arrarás Named Recipient of Hispanicize 2018 Latinovator Award

María Celeste Arrarás, the Emmy Award-winning journalist who is one of the nation’s most respected and best-known Spanish-language television news personalities, will receive the Hispanicize 2018 Latinovator Award. The highly respected host of the top newsmagazine show on U.S. Hispanic television “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste,” will kick-off the special ‘Community Day’ breakfast at Hispanicize presented in partnership with the event’s flagship partner Prudential Financial on Thursday, April 19th. Maria Celeste will be honored on April 19th, the final day of the Hispanicize event in Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) at 9 AM. The other 2018 Latinovators are social media sensation, LeJuan James, and Latina music legend, Olga Tañon.

The Latinovator Awards recognize Latino celebrities, business professionals and other high achievers who have become successes or whose stories of achievements are remarkable or inspirational.

María Celeste has been a guest host for NBC’s “TODAY” show and has collaborated with “Dateline” and “NBC Nightly News.” She has been featured on the cover of People en Español more than 14 times and was selected by Newsweek to appear on the cover of its “20 Most Powerful Women of the Next Generation” issue of 2009. María Celeste has been profiled in numerous articles on a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and The Miami Herald. People en Español recognized her as the best news anchor of 2012 in its end-of-year issue.

“Maria Celeste is an inspirational role model for the growing voice of Latina journalists and sets the standards for communicating the issues facing our Latino community nationwide,” says Hispanicize Media Group co-founder and Chief Development Officer Cristy Clavijo-Kish. ‘On Community Day we’re recognizing the challenges that have impacted our communities such as Hurricane relief in Puerto Rico as well as the plans to empower voices nationally. Maria Celeste embodies this mission on a daily basis as a national news show host like few others can.”

Maria Celeste joins a prestigious roster of Latinovator Award recipients that includes Rita Moreno, Soledad O’Brien, Rosario Dawson, Lele Pons, Emilio Estefan, Maria Elena Salinas, Sheila E., Don Francisco, Luis Fonsi and others. Altogether Hispanicize Miami will name 3 recipients for 2018. Each of the innovators is presented with their awards individually in person at Hispanicize 2018 as part of a special general session where they will talk about their inspirations, business habits and road to success.

Hispanicize 2018 features more than 100+ speakers in 70+ sessions, town halls, workshops, fireside chats & keynotes. Hispanicize 2018 also features the 2nd annual exclusive Hispanicize CMO & Diversity Summit, the social media Tecla Awards, the Positive Impact Awards, the Artists on The Rise stage, the Spanish-language Journalists Conference, the First Annual Hispanicize Diversity Marketing & Communications Career Fair and Hispanicize U.

About The Hispanicize Event
Now in its 9th year, Hispanicize 2018 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz18) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen, Latina Moms, Exit 7 and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Hispanicize, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).

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