Luncheon Will Take Place at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Tuesday May 2; Event Honors PAR Top Companies for Women to Work
Washington, DC (April 26, 2023) – The WICT Network announced today that NBCUniversal’s Alejandra Ortiz (pictured above), News Anchor, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles, will host the 2023 Signature Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles. The luncheon will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday, May 2, marking the first time the event will be held on the West Coast in more than a decade.
A native of Colombia, Alejandra Ortiz is a talented and award-winning news anchor with an educational background in human rights, international humanitarian law and politics. Currently, Alejandra serves as the weekday news anchor for Telemundo’s West Coast Flagship television station, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles.
“We are delighted to welcome Alejandra Ortiz to our event, as we convene in L.A. to honor the PAR Top Companies for Women to Work,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO of The WICT Network. “Recognized internationally for her many talents, Alejandra boasts a stellar career as a journalist and producer, and she represents the best and brightest our industry has to offer.”
The WICT Network Signature Awards Luncheon will recognize the following companies leading the way in fostering inclusive workplace cultures, based on the 2022 PAR Workplace Diversity survey.
**IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER**
The 2022 PAR Top Operators for Women to Work:
- Cable One
- Charter Communications
- Comcast Corporation
- Cox Communications
The 2022 PAR Top Programmers for Women to Work:
- A+E Networks® Group
- AMC Networks
- Warner Bros. Discovery
The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges the top sponsors of the 2023 Signature Awards Luncheon, including Premier Sponsor, Comcast NBCUniversal; Ruby Sponsor, Charter Communications; Emerald Sponsor, Paramount; and Champion Sponsor, Accenture.
For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets or tables, please go to www.wict.org
About Alejandra Ortiz
Alejandra Ortiz is the News Anchor for Telemundo 52’s weekday mid-day Noticiero Telemundo 52 Al Mediodía and Co-Anchor for the early evening newscasts Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 5 PM y 5:30 PM. Telemundo 52 is Telemundo’s West Coast Flagship television station, delivering nearly 30 hours of local news and programming each week including breaking news coverage, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts, and entertainment.
Ortiz joined Telemundo 52 in 2017 from sister-station Telemundo Las Vegas / KBLR, where she worked as the weekday News Anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas. Ortiz is a 6x Emmy Award winner including three Emmy’s during her tenure at Telemundo Las Vegas for Best On-Air Talent Anchor in the Southwest Pacific Region, Best Evening Newscast, and Best Short Format Program and Best Morning Newscast in Los Angeles and Best News Series for Telemundo 52’s educational segment “Pizzarón 52.” For Ortiz’s full bio, click here.
About The WICT Network
The WICT Network is a global organization whose mission is to create women leaders that transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For more than 40 years, The WICT Network has partnered with media, entertainment and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members and 24 chapters strong, The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media. Charter Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company are The WICT Network’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for more information.
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