Lopez to Co-Host This Year’s Daytime Emmy Awards

Mario Lopez is the host with the most…

The 43-year-old Mexican American television host and actor has been tapped as hosts of the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards set for Sunday, April 30 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

Mario Lopez

Lopez’s co-host will be The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood.

Lopez is in his ninth consecutive year as host of Emmy-winning entertainment news program Extra. As an actor, he recently guest-starred on NBC’s breakout hit This Is Us, as well as NCIS: New Orleans, Still the King and Nashville.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2016 calendar year.

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Miranda Earns His First-Ever Daytime Emmy Award Nomination for His Bilingual “Sesame Street” Song

Lin-Manuel Miranda 
can tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street… And, he may soon have the hardware to prove it.

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican composer, rapper, lyricist and actor, a Grammy and Tony Award winner for the hit Broadway musical In the Heights, has earned the first Daytime Emmy Award nomination.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Miranda received the nod in the Outstanding Original Song category for composing “Rhymes with Mando” for PBS’ long-running Sesame Street program. He’s nominated alongside Luis Santeiro, the bilingual song’s lyricist.

Miranda, who appeared in the show’s season 40 premiere of Sesame Street as real estate agent Freddy Flapman and voiced a lamb in a season 42 episode, starting composing songs for the show in season 42.

“Rhymes with Mando,” performed by Ismael Cruz Córdova, the show’s new Latino character, will face off against 
“30,000 Reasons to Love Me”
from Let’s Make A Deal, the “ABC’s of Moving”
from Sesame Street, “I Belong”
from Sofia the First, and “Spring Has Sprung”
from Peter Rabbit.

Meanwhile, Joseph Rosendo could soon be expanding his Daytime Emmy collection. The 67-year-old Cuban American travel journalist and broadcaster, a three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winner, has earned two nominations this year.

Rosendo is nominated in the Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program and Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program categories.

Other Latino nominees include El Gordo y la Flaca’s 
Carlos Calderon, Alejandra Espinoza, Lili Estefan and Rodner Fugueroa and Nuestro Mundo’s Patricia Janiot, all nominated in the Outstanding Daytime Talent in Spanish category.

The nominations were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

There is still no TV network for the ceremony, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, June 22

Ramos & Salinas to Receive Lifetime Achievement Emmy

Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas are two of the most important Latino journalists in the United States… And, now the co-anchors of Noticiero Univision are being honored for their influence.

The 54-year-old Mexican-born Ramos and the 57-year-old Mexican American Salinas will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

Jorge Ramos & Maria Elena Salinas

Ramos and Salinas have co-anchored Univision’s popular evening newscast since 1988. It’s the most-watched newscast among U.S. Hispanics and attracts an audience that’s a generation younger than English-language evening news broadcasts.

“The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is delighted to honor Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, the co-anchors of Univision’s nightly newscast, with our prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award,” NATAS chairman Malachy Wienges said in a statement. “The majority of the U.S. Hispanic population receives the news of the world first and foremost from these two brilliant reporters who continue to be the voice, the conscience and the heart of Hispanic America across the country. We are happy to honor their work which sits amongst the very best news reporting in any language.”

Meanwhile, Ramos and Salinas’ influence could expand to an even larger audience…

Univision and ABC News will partner on an English-language cable news network aimed at acculturated Hispanics early next year with a digital destination set to roll out in time for the presidential election in November. The partnership will increase the visibility of Univision’s on-air personnel. Ramos recently appeared on ABC‘s World News with Diane Sawyer to discuss the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s immigration law.

Ramos and Salinas will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmy gala on October 1 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.