“Forgotten Hollywood”- Val Zavala to Retire at KCET…

Posted on January 17, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Val Zavala, the anchor, producer, and an award-winning journalist of KCET  SoCal Connected, is retiring after thirty years of covering Los Angeles. She is known for her collaboration with Ralph Story’s  Things That Aren’t Here Anymore series of documentaries.                                 VAL ZAVALA —>

“`Zavala began her career at KCET in 1987, and has reported on critical topics such as the election of Los Angeles’ first Mexican American mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa;  the tragedy of 9/11; the Democratic National Convention in 2000; and much more.  The winner of 18 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards and eight Golden Mikes, Val earned a Walter Cronkite Award  for Ballot Brief, an informative digital program on California’s ballot measures in the 2016 election.

“`Although viewers know Zavala from her work as an anchor for the last 10 years, her legacy at the station goes beyond her on-screen talents. From 2014 to 2017, she became executive producer on KCET’s award-winning news magazine show, SoCal Connected; and served as the station’s Vice President of News and Public Affairs.

“`From 2004 to 2008, Zavala was a reporter, producer, and anchor for KCET’s weekday news program Life and Times, in addition to several other news specials and series such as Town Hall Los Angeles and Bracing for a Quake:  A Survival Guide, among others.

“`Zavala’s career will be honored in an episode of SoCal Connected called 30 Years with Val Zavala;  which will air on Tuesday evening, February 13th at 8p on KCET; and will encore on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:30p.

“`Val is an active community leader. She was honored by Hispanic Americans for Fairness in Media, and named one of the 100 most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business magazine. Val also serves on the board of Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, and one of the regents for Mount Saint Mary’s University.

“`Val plans on spending more time with her family.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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