Ilia Calderon And Leon Krauze Announced As Co-Hosts For The 2014 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast

Ilia Calderon And Leon Krauze Announced As Co-Hosts For The 2014 NAMIC Annual
                               Awards Breakfast

Mediacom Communications Executive Italia Commisso Weinand Named Honorary Chair

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LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The National Association for
Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced Ilia Calderon,
co-anchor, "Noticiero Univision Edicion Nocturna," and Leon Krauze, anchor of
Fusion's "Open Source with Leon Krauze" as host of the NAMIC Annual Awards
Breakfast. Additionally, Italia Commisso Weinand, executive vice president of
Programming and Human Resources, Mediacom Communications Corporation will
serve as honorary chair. Held in conjunction with the Cable Show, the
breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center's Concourse Hall.

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The NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast features the presentation of the Next
Generation Leaders Awards honoring emerging executives for their professional
acumen and achievements in fostering multi-ethnic diversity and inclusion
within the communications industry. Presented in partnership with
Multichannel News, the awards honor executives of color age 45 and under in
four categories: Cable MSO, Cable Programmer, Technology Company or Discipline
and Creative Discipline. Recipients of the 2014 Next Generation Leaders
Awards include Sean Coar, group vice president, Strategy and Business
Decisions, Media, Time Warner Cable (MSO); Isaac Lee, CEO, Fusion and
President, Univision News (Programmer); Nodir Nazarov, vice president, IP
Network Technology, Cablevision Systems Corporation (Technology Company or
Discipline); and Shana C. Waterman, senior vice president, Event Series
Development & Production, FOX Broadcasting Company (Creative Discipline).

"We are delighted to have the continued support of our industry partners for
this flagship initiative," said Alicin Williamson, interim president of NAMIC
and principal, Raben Group. "It is an honor to be joined by these esteemed
diversity champions as we celebrate the accomplishments of this year's Next
Generation Leaders."

As anchor of Fusion's "Open Source with Leon Krauze," airing live from Los
Angeles every Thursday at 10:00 p.m. ET, Krauze covers a wide spectrum of
topics, ranging from politics, the war on drugs and soccer to celebrities,
digital media and entertainment news. For almost twenty years, he has focused
on American politics, having covered the last four election cycles for various
Hispanic media outlets, both in the United States and Mexico. In 2005, Krauze
published La Casa Dividida, an account of the first five years of the Bush
presidency. His work has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy,
The New Republic, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, El Pais, Letras Libres, among
many others. Krause is also the main anchor at Univision's Los Angeles
station KMEX where he hosts one of the nation's highest rated local news casts
regardless of language.

An Emmy-winning journalist, Ilia was named co-anchor of "Noticiero Univision
Edicion Nocturna" in 2011. Previously, Calderon co-anchored Univision's
"Primer Impacto" (First Impact), Hispanic America's No. 1 daily newsmagazine
and the weekend edition, "Primer Impacto Fin de Semana." Before joining
Univision, Calderon was co-host of the weekday morning program "Cada Dia con
Maria Antonieta Collins" (Every Day with Maria Antonieta Collins).
Additionally, she co-anchored Telemundo's weekend national newscast covering
major events including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the invasion of
Afghanistan, the Iraq war, the capture of Saddam Hussein, and Hurricane
Katrina. Calderon was also news anchor for the international cable network
Telemundo Internacional, and has interviewed numerous prominent politicians
and celebrities, among them former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,
former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, and world-famous singer/songwriter

Named to CableFAX The Magazine's "Most Powerful Women in Cable" for the past
seven years, Weinand's career trajectory encompasses 37 years of cable
industry experience. Serving in her current role of executive vice president
of Programming and Human Resources since May 2012, Weinand has received many
commendations such as the distinction of Cable TV Pioneer and being named a
Wonder Woman by Multichannel News. Weinand's tenure with Mediacom
Communications encompasses prior roles as senior vice president of Programming
and Human Resources and vice president of Operations. Before joining Mediacom
Communications Corporation, Weinand held management positions at Comcast
Corporation, Tele-Communications, Inc., Time Mirror Cable and Time Warner,

Event Sponsors of the 2014 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast include the NCTA,
Univision, Charter Communications, Mediacom, Al Jazeera America, The Weather
Channel, NBCUniversal, NCC Media, Crown Media Family Networks, Revolt TV, Fox
Audience Strategy, Scripps Networks Interactive and Viacom.

For more information regarding the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast and the Next
Generation Leaders Awards including questions pertaining to event sponsorship
and ticket/table purchases, contact Sandra Girado, senior director of Meetings
and Events, at NAMIC National, 212-594-5985. Online registration can be
accessed at


NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the
premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications
industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC
comprises 2,200 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters
nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and
empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with
special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's
communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the
populations they serve. For more information, please visit and
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