CUNY-TV’s Nueva York, co-hosted by Lehman College Professor Patricio Lerzundi, captured its fifth New York Emmy Award at the annual awards ceremony on March 30. This brings the total number of trophies won by the program to eight.
Nueva York, a series about Latino culture in New York, won Best Magazine Program for its “Best of Season 8” episode. The program is co-hosted by Professor Lerzundi, chairman of the Department of Journalism, Communication and Theatre, and City College Distinguished Lecturer Carmen Boullosa. City College film Professor Jerry Carlson is creator and producer.
Now in its 10th season, Nueva York was also honored for Craft Specialty: Musical Composition/Arrangement. The winning piece was Tyrik Washington’s composition for the “Pamela Gonzales” episode, which aired in May 2013.
Nueva York, which premiered in 2005, explores the rich textures of Latino society in the city, focusing on politics, art, culture, and the traditions of Spanish-speaking populations across the metropolitan area.
Nueva York produces two episodes each month and broadcasts weekly over Channel 75 on Thursday at 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 10 p.m.; and on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CUNY-TV reaches 7.3 million households in the NY metro area, and its original programming is available online for a global audience.
Professor Lerzundi is a former feature editor for United Press International and editor-in-chief of a daily Spanish-language newspaper in New York. He is the author of the first style and reference manual for Latino journalists in the U.S. At Lehman, Lerzundi created the Multilingual Journalism program and has served as chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures, and as chair of the Department of Journalism, Communication, and Theatre.