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Alex Roland

Alex Roland is a television journalist and news reporter. As of 2012, he has received twelve Emmy Awards for Excellence in Journalism. In 2009, he was honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award[citation needed]. Working with New York's Univisión news affiliate, WXTV-DT, Roland notably produces the segment "Our People", which highlights the work of Latin Americans living in the United States. He has also produced and presented reports on immigration and political issues, along with entertainment industry news. He is a native of Bogotá, Colombia, residing in New Jersey under political asylum, since 2000.[1]

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Personal backgroundEdit

Roland was born in Bogotá, Colombia, the son of Raul Roland and Betty Castillo. He is the third of four children. His father was a journalist working on Colombian radio and artist promoter.[citation needed]

In 1996, Roland graduated from Fundación Escuela Superior Profesional (INPAHU) in Bogotá, completing his education in journalism. Following his graduation from INPAHU, he enrolled in Central University, where he continued his education in journalism and media relations.[2][3] In 2000, Roland moved to the United States, residing in New Jersey, having been granted political asylum.[1][further explanation needed]

Professional backgroundEdit

Work in BogotaEdit

Following his graduation from INPAHU, Roland joined as intern in Noticiero TV Hoy in Bogotá.[citation needed] After his completion of studies at Central University, he extended his career to include the reporting the Noticiero Nacional and Noti 8 of señal Colombia Additional work in Colombia included reporting regional news with Noti 5 in Cali and Hora 13 of Tele Antioquia.[citation needed]

Univision New YorkEdit

In 2000, after working with several Colombian television news, he relocated to the United States, settling in New Jersey. Since 2002, he has been working with New York's Univisión news affiliate, WXTV-DT, first as a reporter and eventually as a news anchor and producer. Broadcast on channel 41, WXTV is a Univisión owned-and-operated television station, located in Teaneck, New Jersey and serving the New York metropolitan area.

Roland notably produces the segment "Our People", which highlights the work of Latin Americans living in the United States. He has also produced and presented reports on immigration and political issues, along with entertainment industry news.

His work in the world of journalism has been recognized by members of the Council of the City of New York,[citation needed] as well as the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Dominican Journalists Association.[citation needed] As of 2012, he has won twelve Emmy Awards, having been nominated every year since 2007.

In 2004, Roland was honored with the "Best of the Best" award by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association for his series "The Many Faces of the Coyote".[citation needed]

In 2008, Roland served as the cameraman, reporter, and producer for a segment on the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. His report, entitled "No Boundaries", received the Emmy Award for the Best Report of the Year.[citation needed]

In 2009, Roland received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism,[citation needed] along with the Ace Award from The Association of Entertainment Critics of New York.[citation needed]

Emmy AwardsEdit

(awards won in italics)
2011 Emmy Awards
  • Hard News: Series, "Haiti: Between Ruins and Desperation", original air date February 10, 2010 (won)[4]
  • Entertainment: News, "Latino Notes", original air date January 29, 2010 (won)[4]
  • Health/Science: Program Feature/Segment, "Medical Marijuana", original air date May 3, 2010 (nom)[5]
  • Societal Concerns: News, "Immigration, My Mommy Was Deported", original air date October 2, 2009 (nom)[5]
2010 Emmy Awards
  • Feature News: Single Story, "First Referee Woman", original air date March 13, 2009 (won)[6]
  • Entertainment: Program Feature/Segment, "Cheo Feliciano Profile", original air date May 20, 2009 (won)[6]
  • Societal Concerns: Program Feature/Segment, "Crisis in the Land", original air date November 17, 2008 (won)[6]
  • Historical/Cultural: News, "Mariachi Classes", original air date July 31, 2009 (nom)[7]
2009 Emmy Awards
  • Continuing Coverage, "Mount Kisco Killing of Day Labor", original air date May 1, 2007 (nom)[8]
  • Feature News: Series, "Anonymous Angels", original air date February 19, 2008 (nom)[8]
  • Feature News: Series, "Pablo Escobar", original air date November 19, 2007 (nom)[8]
  • Feature News: Series, "United Without Borders", original air date November 1, 2007 (won)[9]
  • Entertainment: Program Feature/Segment, "Joe Arroyo, Music Legend", original air date May 1, 2008 (nom)[8]
2008 Emmy Awards
  • Continuing Coverage, "Mount Kisco Killing of Day Labor", original air date May 1, 2007 (won)[10]
  • Hard News: Series, "I-Team (Immigration Team)", original air date February 12, 2007 (nom)[11]
  • Feature News: Single Story, "Blinding Terror", original air date September 10, 2006 (won)[10]
  • Societal Concerns, "Searching for Answers: The Children of 9/11", original air date September 11, 2006 (won)[10]
2007 Emmy Awards
  • Feature News: Series, "Paradise of Immigrants", original air date November 16–17, 2005 (nom)[12]
  • Feature News: Series, "Road to World Cup: Brazil/Argentina", original air date May 4 and June 7, 2006 (nom)[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Some see Pablo Escobar as Robin Hood". Nydailynews.com. 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Alex Roland - Univision Univision Nueva York" (in Spanish). Univisionnuevayork.univision.com. March 2, 2003. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Alex Roland – Univision Univision Nueva York". Univisionnuevayork.univision.com. March 2, 2003. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "54th NY Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  5. ^ a b "2011 NY Emmy Nominees" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  6. ^ a b c "2010 NY Emmy Awards Winners" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  7. ^ "2010 NY Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  8. ^ a b c d "2009 NY Emmy Nomination Announcement" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  9. ^ "2009 Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  10. ^ a b c "2008 Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  11. ^ "2008 Emmy Award Nominees" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  12. ^ a b "2007 NY Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). nyemmys.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-04-05.