AAMHAZ is organizing the event, which is set for 6:00 pm at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th St.
In addition, Latino television, radio and print media professionals and organizations will be honored for outstanding work. The areas being included are best reporter, producer, graphic designer, videographer, photographer, local program, actor, editor, among others. Television and VIP guests from Mexico City are expected to walk the red carpet.
“Gerardo Higginson is a young journalist and dedicated public servant who has demonstrated exemplary community involvement. His support and contributions to the Spanish-language and Hispanic media behind the scenes, as well as in front of the cameras and microphones, have made a profound difference in local Latino media,” said Stella Paolini, president of AAMHAZ, “We are honored that Higginson has lent us his name for our organization and benefit event.” Higginson, who is currently senior assistant to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, worked for several years in Spanish media, as a news reporter and anchor, on-line journalist and newspaper columnist.
The Award Ceremony is sponsored by: M&I Bank, Arizona Lottery, Qwest, Aeromexico, Latino Future Magazine, Prensa Hispana, Molina Fine Jewelers, Phoenix College, Continental Airlines , La Buena Onda 1190 AM, Luis Pedro Guerra LLC,Radio Campesina 88.3 FM, Mario E. Diaz and Associates, Paginas Amarillas, Recuerdo 100.3 y 106.3 FM, La Nueva 105.9 Puro México, Las Mariposas International, Clip Magazine, Panamerica Travel, Casa Fenix,TeleRitmo, Raíces Unidas, Michael Cordova Abogado en Leyes y HYP Directorio en Español.