January 17 2018
After winning three Gold Medals at the New York Festivals “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition last year—an unprecedented feat in Philippine broadcast history—GMA Network is making another mark as its Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa Flores has been chosen once again to be part of the New York Festivals Advisory Board and Grand Jury.
Joining Flores in the Grand Jury for 2018 is GMA Network’s First Vice President for Public Affairs Nessa Valdellon.
The New York Festival’s “World’s Best TV and Films” competition recognizes TV programs and films from all over 50 countries. As members of the Grand Jury, Flores and Valdellon join award-winning directors, producers, writers, actors and various other creative media professionals from across the globe.
Over the years, GMA Network has been the most awarded local broadcast news organization in the New York Festival International TV & Film Awards. Just last year, it won three gold medals for GMA Public Affairs programs Reporter’s Notebook, Front Row, and Reel Time.
Flores has been credited for the comprehensive growth of GMA Network’s News and Public Affairs organization that currently airs more than 30 regular programs, as well as numerous public affairs specials. Under her leadership, GMA News and Public Affairs have earned the distinction of being the most awarded broadcast news organization in the country. She also concurrently serves as GMA News Online’s Executive Vice President for Editorial.
Valdellon, who also served as part of the New York Festival Grand Jury last year, has worked in television for more than two decades as a producer, executive producer, and program manager of documentaries, public affairs, reality TV and drama programs. In 2011, she spearheaded the launch of GMA News TV, which is now regarded as the leading local news channel. She recently launched GMA’s online exclusive digital programs GMA ONE.