- Naibe Reynoso has begun hosting/producing CNN Espanol’s weekly entertainment show “Escenario.”
- Maria De Varenne, a longtime CCNMA member and editor of the Riverside Press-Enterprise, will take over as executive editor of The Tennessean in Nashville.
- Nels Jensen, who has been at the Press-Enterprise since 2000 in various management positions, takes over as editor.
Los Angeles Daily New Editor Carolina Garcia has been named editor of two sister newspapers,The Breeze in Torrance and the Long Beach Press Telegram.
Frank O. Sotomayor, a former editor at the L.A. Times, has been inducted into the Stanford University Multicultural Hall of Fame. He earned a master’s degree in communication from Stanford in 1967.
Pablo Pereira, who left KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, has joined Fox 11 in L.A. as weekend meteorologist.
Lolita Lopez joins KNBC-TV as a reporter from WPIX-TV in New York.
Laura Diaz has left KCBS-TV to start her own production company. She will be replaced by Rick Garcia at the 6 p.m. anchor desk on KCBS-TV while continuing to anchor at sister station KCAL-TV.
Cecilia Vega has left KGO-TV in San Francisco to join the Los Angeles Bureau of ABC News.
Antonio Castelan has left CW affiliate San Diego 6 (XETV) to join KNBC-TV in Los Angeles as a reporter.
Bernardo Osuna will comment for both ESPN and ESPN Deportes out of Los Angeles.
Dr. Félix F. Gutiérrez, CCNMA’s first executive director and currently a professor of Journalism at USC Annenberg, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). which recognizes outstanding accomplishment and leadership in diversity efforts for underrepresented groups by race and ethnicity.