Verizon Wireless And WXTV Univision 41 Announce Winners Of Amigos Del Tiempo Contest

 Verizon Wireless And WXTV Univision 41 Announce Winners Of Amigos Del Tiempo

Beginning this Week the 10 Winners will Present the Weather on the "Noticias
Univision 41"Newscast Airing Mondays and Thursdays at 11 p.m.

Each Winner Awarded New 4G LTE-Enabled Tablet and Up to Six Months of Free
Prepaid Service from Verizon Wireless

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless, operator of America's
largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network and WXTV  Univision 41, the New
York area's leading Spanish-language television station regardless of
language, announced today that nearly nine thousand viewers voted online for
their favorite Amigos del Tiempo (Friends of the Weather) contestants and the
top (10) winners of the Amigos del Tiempo (Friends of the Weather) contest
have been selected. The Amigos del Tiempo (Friends of the Weather) winners
will begin to present their weather reports this week during the "Noticias
Univision 41" (Univision 41 News) newscast on Mondays and Thursdays airing at
11 p.m.

"We look forward to seeing the weather reports our winning contestants produce
with their new Verizon Wireless 4G LTE-enabled tablets on Univision 41! The
Amigos del Tiempo contest has taken the technology of our tablets to a whole
new level," said Pat Devlin, President New York Metro Region for Verizon

The Amigos del Tiempo (Friends of the Weather) winners were honored at an
event on January 19, 2013 at the Bay Plaza Verizon Wireless store in the
Bronx, NY. During this event, Fernando Molinar, Associate Director of
Northeast Multicultural Marketing at Verizon Wireless, presented each winner
with a new 4G LTE-enabled tablet and up to six months of free prepaid service
from Verizon Wireless. The Amigos del Tiempo winners are:

  oAlvaro Torres of Newark, NJ
  oDiana Victoria of Union City, NJ
  oJenny Santos of the Bronx, NY
  oYadira Valerio of Bronx, NY
  oBrenda Blanco of Westchester County, NY
  oFrancisco Zapata of Bronx, NY
  oOscar Marulanda of Queens, NY
  oJose Capellan of Manhattan, NY
  oIsmael Vargas of Yonkers, NY
  oIsabella Guzman of Queens, NY

"We're honored to provide these aspiring Hispanic journalists with new 4G
LTE-enabled tablet from Verizon Wireless to record and submit their weather
reports to Noticias Univision 41," said Molinar. "This is a step toward
helping them achieve their dreams and we look forward to seeing the results."

In order to participate, contestants were required to register to take a free
Verizon Wireless Amigos del Tiempo workshop to learn how to use 4G LTE-enabled
tablets to videotape and submit their weather reports. WXTV Univision 41
judges selected 25 finalists out of the total number of participants who
auditioned that day. To be eligible for the contest, participants had to be
aged 18 and older, speak Spanish fluently and live in New York, New Jersey or
Connecticut. There was no purchase necessary to enter or win.

"The Amigos del Tiempo contest was such a huge experience and the technology
we have a chance to use is amazing because it's the latest on the market,"
said Yadira Valerio, Amigos del Tiempo winner. "It's really important for us
to know about this technology and what we can do with it."

"This has been great," said Francisco Zapata, Amigos del Tiempo winner. "I'm
the kind of person who's always wanted to get a shot at working in television
and being part of this experience... it's been incredible."

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Esmeralda Diaz Cameron
Verizon Wireless
(973) 387-5148

Aida E. Rosario
WXTV Univision 41
(201) 287-8800 

Kaitlyn Kotlowski
Crenshaw Communications
(212) 367-9741

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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