KCETLink's Val Zavala Honored with Community Service Award Presented by the Mexican American Bar Foundation | KCET
KCETLink's Val Zavala Honored with Community Service Award Presented by the Mexican American Bar Foundation
CA - June 3, 2014 - KCETLink, the national independent public transmedia organization, is pleased to announce that Val Zavala, Vice President of News and Public
Affairs and executive producer and anchor of the award-winning news program, SOCAL CONNECTED, will be honored for her community service
by the Mexican American Bar Foundation at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on June
brings us news stories that teach us about each other and ourselves --
stories about our local politics, local business, community activism and
democratic issues," said Angela Robledo Gart, Chair of the Mexican
American Bar Foundation Gala Dinner Committee. "Both Val
and KCET challenge viewers to think critically and actively participate in
shaping our community, rather than being passive bystanders. In addition, she
is an outstanding role model for young Latinos who strive to make a meaningful
contribution to our city, and to the world. We are proud to honor her
dedication and service to Los Angeles."
will receive the Mexican American Bar Foundation's 2014 Community Service Award
for her commitment to the Los Angeles community. She has worked at KCET since
1987, playing a vital role in the long-running newsmagazine, LIFE & TIMES, as well as other news
programs and specials. Her work has earned her 16 L.A. Area Emmys, eight Golden
Mikes and numerous L.A. Press Club awards.
more than two decades, Zavala has covered major issues impacting Southern California
politics, education, healthcare, environment, demographics, and arts and
culture. In addition to this year's Mexican American Bar Foundation Award,
Val has been honored by numerous community organizations including the
California Chicano News Media Association and Hispanic Americans for Fairness
in Media for integrity and longevity in the field of television journalism.
KCETLink is the national independent public
transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media.
A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally
via satellite on DirecTV and DISH, in Southern and Central California via
broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. The
combined organization reaches a wide broadcast audience that includes Link TV's
33 million subscribers on DirecTV and DISH Network, and KCET's 5.6 million
households in Southern and Central California. As new technologies
continue to make dramatic changes to the media landscape, KCETLink is committed
to driving public media innovation with smarter ways to access content that
engages all audiences. For additional information about KCETLink productions,
web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit
kcet.org or linktv.org.