NBCLatino.com Presents Second Annual "NBCLatino Innovators" In Celebration Of National Hispanic Heritage Month

“NBCLatino Innovators” To Spotlight 20 Visionaries in the Hispanic Community


WEBWIRE – Monday, September 16, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, NBCLatino.com will present its second annual list of “NBCLatino Innovators.” In partnership with NBC News and NBCNews.com, NBCLatino will profile 20 Hispanic innovators from around the world who have pioneered change in society, science, technology, medicine and the arts. Their inspirational stories will be told through articles, photos and video on NBCLatino.com (http://nbclatino.com/2013/09/16/nbc-latinos-20-innovators-hispanic-heritage-month/) beginning Monday, September 16 through Sunday, October 13.

"This year’s exceptional group of game-changers makes us proud to be Latino, and we are honored to spotlight their significant contributions and accomplishments during Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Chris Peña, executive editor of NBC Latino. “The men and women profiled by our team exemplify the best and brightest in the Hispanic community. By sharing their stories, we hope to enlighten the public about the profound impact they have on our society.”

The “NBCLatino Innovators” series will appear on “TODAY” and "NBC Nightly News.” The affiliates of NBC and Telemundo will be able to provide their audiences with these Innovators stories online and on air. The stories will be rolled out individually throughout the series and the Innovators will be prominently profiled across NBCLatino’s social media platforms.

The 2013 “NBCLatino Innovators” are as follows

1. Pope Francis

2. “The 11 Million Undocumented” immigrants

3. Adriana Herrera – Founder and CEO of Fashioning Change

4. Alexandra Wilkis Wilson – Co-founder and Head of Strategic Alliances of Gilt

5. Nina Vaca – CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources

6. Nury Martinez – Los Angeles City Council member

7. J. Paul Raines – CEO of Gamestop

8. Anthony Aldaño and Jesus Diaz Jr. – Co-founders of Greekster

9. Sur Lucero – Master Sommelier

10. Samantha Marquez – Teen scientist

11. Eva Longoria – Actress/Activist

12. Victor Cruz – Professional athlete

13. Gullermo del Toro – Film director

14. Jose Hernandez Rebollar – Scientist/Inventor

15. Ricardo Salvador – Food scientist

16. Abelardo Gonzalez – Technology

17. Serena Auñon – Astronaut

18. Sisa Bueno – Documentary Filmmaker

19. Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez – Medicine

20. Penny De Los Santos – Food photographer

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NBCLatino.com is NBC News’ Hispanic news and lifestyle website that focuses on English-language news, information and lifestyle content, and offers Hispanic angles on general market stories, as well as Hispanic perspectives and opinion pieces.



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