MCALLEN, RGV – The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley/KTLM two Lone Star Emmy® Awards during the 13th Annual Awards Gala that was held on Saturday, November 7 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas.
Telemundo 40 won a regional Emmy® for “Overall Station Excellence” and “Best News Specialty Assignment Report” for its news report titled, “Asi los Vigilan.”
“We are honored to have been recognized with these prestigious awards and couldn’t be more proud of being our community’s first informers,” said Jose Flores, President and General Manager, Telemundo 40.
“These awards are a testament to our commitment of providing the quality breaking news and information our communities demand and deserve from us.”
Below are the Lone Star Emmy® Awards presented to Telemundo 40:
o Overall Station Excellence: Jose Flores, President and General Manager
o Best News Specialty Assignment Report: ”Asi los Vigilan”: Ana Cecilia Mendez, Reporter; Sergio Garcia, Photographer/Editor
Since being acquired by NBCUniversal in January 2014, Telemundo 40 has boosted expanded live news coverage with a weekday half-hour local newscast at 4:30 PM, resumed local programming of two half-hour weekday newscasts at 5 PM and 10 PM and two half-hour weekend newscasts at 4:30 PM and 10 PM.
To support the boost in local news, the station has added new anchors, reporters, producers and newsroom staff and with the expanded newscasts, Telemundo 40 also rolled out new on-screen graphics; revamped its digital platforms that include its online and mobile websites and station app; and added a digital web editor to help increase the station’s digital presence.
About Telemundo 40 Rio Grande City:
Telemundo 40 / KTLM is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout South Texas’s Rio Grande Valley. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 40 is committed to delivering the most-up-to-date local breaking news, weather, sports and entertainment programming to its viewers in the tenth largest Spanish-speaking television market in the country. Telemundo 40’s community involvement is focused on important topics to viewers such as immigration, education and health. For more information, visit