Some of you may know but some of you may not know that the Lone Star Emmy Awards will be coming to San Antonio. The lone star chapter of the awards is the spearhead for brilliance in media and the bearer of the remarkable regional EMMY Awards here in Texas. This was introduced to Texas in 2002 and has since become one of the largest in the country, you can be nominated in various categories such as News casting, Serious news and non-fiction to name a few. I was lucky enough to interview Jessica Ortiz who has been nominated for an award in the light news category.
Jessica had expressed how pleased she was because she was being nominated for the award but she also expressed how anxious she by saying “I’m happy that I am being nominated for this award because it shows that my work is being appreciated but it’s annoying that I have to wait until October 15th to see if I win the award” she said lightheartedly. Jessica’s story was about a CDP called Sister Margit Nagy, Jessica had said “the story is about Sister Nagy’s life and how she ended up here at the university and how she became a CDP basically.” Whilst interviewing Jessica I could tell that this award means a lot to her because her face just seemed to light up as soon as we started to speak about it, she just seemed so excited about the award which I’m sure she has a very good chance of winning.
Whilst interviewing Jessica I had asked her if you could only get nominated once and she went on to tell me “I am actually planning on entering again next year, I already have a couple stories in mind that I am working on” it was quite an inspiration hearing that she hadn’t even won an award yet but she is already planning on entering again next year, this goes to show how much drive and passion she has for the industry it also shows Jessica’s competitive nature which I thought was quite refreshing. When I had done my own research on the Lone Star EMMY awards they had said that their goal is to support education and develop young people who want to get into television and help contribute to the broadcasting industry.
It amazed me how one company puts on such a show for high school and college students with just the goals of encouraging them to continue a career in journalism, it amazed me even more to find out somebody here at OLLU has been nominated for an award that holds this much prestige. Everybody here at OLLU wishes Jessica Ortiz the best of luck with her nomination and hopes to hear about plenty of achievements from her in the near future.