Elena Romero Honored with Second Telly Award for On-Air Work

Elena Romero, assistant professor of Advertising and Marketing Communications, has won a second Telly Award for her work on the CUNY TV show LATiNAS, a monthly magazine show dedicated to showcasing the stories of Latina women. The show received the Telly Bronze Award for its entire 12-episode second season, which was produced remotely during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LATiNAS’ award is in the category of “Television: Cultural Series,” whose other winners include The Smithsonian Channel and ESPN.

Elena Romero and Bronze Telly Award announcement

Romero, a correspondent and producer for the show, reported on a wide range of feature and hard news stories in Season 2. Her segments covered schooling during the pandemic, breast cancer awareness, Latinx college professor imposters, The Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM), and multiple sclerosis, entrepreneur Leah J. Zelaya, Afro-Latina designers, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and the viral music sensation TITA.

Romero also reported on her own personal story of living with arthritis for National Arthritis Awareness Month.

Last year, LATiNAS won a Telly award for one of its episodes in Season 1, in which Romero shared the story of a Latinx Muslim family.

You can watch Romero’s arthritis story here:

To watch current and past episodes of LATiNAS, go to CUNY TV.

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