Mass Communication students receive Lone Star Emmy nominations

Lakefront TV students have received two Lone Star Emmy nominations for their work in 2020. Mass Communication seniors Danielle Ojeda, Santiago Reyes, Jeremy Falkner, Elyssa Tijerina and sophomore Victoria Razo were nominated for best “College- Newscast.” Reyes also received an Emmy nomination for his story on the tragedy in El Paso, Texas, in the “College- News: General Assignment- Serious News” category.

The news thrilled Veronica Salazar- Escobedo (BA Spanish ’65), who recently donated $2.1 million for the new “Ruben M. and Veronica Salazar-Escobedo School of Mass Communication and Theater. 

“Wow,” said Salazar-Escobedo, “This is beyond excitement. It is awesome!”  

This is not the first time OLLU students have been nominated for Lone Star Emmys.  Alumni Arantxa Loizaga (2012), Sarai Bejarano (2012), Angelica Casas (2015) and Gianna Rendon (2015) won Lone Star Emmys for work they produced as students. Altogether, OLLU alumni have won 37 regional Emmy Awards, one national Emmy and one Peabody Award.