KSAT Digital Journalist Ivan Herrera has been named the 2022 Media Icon by the San Antonio Pride Centre.
Herrera was honored alongside with other “icons” at a Satisfaction Heart ceremony in downtown San Antonio on Sunday, June 12. Winners integrated Mayor Ron Nirenberg, photographer Julián P. Ledezma, transgender activist Leo Tyler Castillo-Anguiano and Dr. Rev. Naomi Brown.
“I am thrilled to be Satisfaction Center San Antonio’s 2022 Media Icon!” Herrera reported. “I have a enthusiasm for telling stories about our area LGBTQ+ neighborhood and enjoy building written content for our South Texas Delight collection. I believe now, far more than ever, these tales are so essential to assistance our community local community realize that LGBTQ+ persons are making their mark in society and exhibiting what we have to supply. I want to thank all the men and women who have helped me get to this stage and supported me during my journalism job. I hope to continue building them very pleased!”
Organizers, including Satisfaction Center Government Director Robert Salcido, cited Herrera’s operate on KSAT’s South Texas Pride Series and his reporting of stories of users of the area LGBTQ+ local community. Herrera was introduced the award by the 2021 Media Icon Joey Palacios, a reporter for Texas Community Radio.
The South Texas Pleasure series focuses on discussions of LGBTQ+ politics, resilience, identification, diversity and equality (Pride).
“We are so happy of Ivan for this astounding and properly-deserved recognition from the Pride Middle San Antonio,” said Bernice Kearney, news director at KSAT 12. “Ivan provides solid journalism, including with the South Texas Delight sequence that focuses on telling the tales — struggles, successes and almost everything in involving — of people today in our community. That is accurately the form of local community-centered reporting we try for day in and day out at KSAT.”
Just about every story focuses on what makes the South Texas LGBTQ+ local community resilient, how folks within just that community link with every single other and the higher community at large, accessible assets and how they and others who offer you them aid are functioning to improve lives socially, economically, and politically and advertise mental and physical wellness in the group.
KSAT reporters and producers who do the job on South Texas Delight make it a place to explain to these tales from the perspectives of folks in the LGBTQ+ group so as to depict them the way they want to be represented, not from the perspectives of outsiders.
In 2019, KSAT’s SA Live Executive Producer Diana Winters was named the Media Icon by the Pride Centre.
Winters, now a board member for the Pleasure Center, assisted identified the South Texas Delight sequence. She praised Herrera’s do the job in continuing its legacy.
“Ivan has taken this series in a considerate new way and I can not wait for the future installment. I’m so very pleased of how he’s developed South Texas Delight at KSAT,” Winters explained. “This function is crucial. Each and every tale explained to will get us a little nearer to compassion and comprehension in our group.”
About Ivan Herrera
Ivan Herrera has been a content creator for just about a ten years, with 7 decades of specialist expertise doing the job in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio television markets.
He has been doing the job in the Alamo Metropolis as a digital journalist for KSAT 12 since 2016.
Throughout his time in San Antonio, Ivan has documented on tales ranging from breaking news to featuring community LGBTQ+ group users and businesses in the revamped South Texas Pride Q&A sequence.
In 2018, Ivan made the decision to pursue a further desire of his by understanding about business and acquired his Grasp of Science in Business from UTSA in 2019 even though performing entire-time as a digital journalist. In the course of that time, he also made the “Money: It’s Personal” collection, which aired on the KSAT News at 9 and GMSA at 9. He afterwards revamped the concept to develop the digital “KSAT Cash Q&A” series and publication, concentrating on business guidance from community leaders and personal finance.
Nevertheless initially a transplant to the Alamo Town, Ivan considers himself a comprehensive-fledged San Antonian nowadays and enjoys living on the North Aspect with his spouse, Michael, and their “fur toddlers,” Sadie and Leo.
The key concentrate of The Center continues to be the primary 1-halt-shop organization in south Texas to market health and fitness, wellness, help, instruction, routines, and advocacy for the neighborhood LGBTQ+ local community. Involving 2020 – 2021, The Middle began giving no cost circumstance administration products and services and has because included team therapy and individual and family members counseling. To day, The Middle has 4 compensated employees associates, 6 interns, and lots of volunteers that perform tirelessly to be certain that we are positioned to empower San Antonio and the surrounding area’s LGBTQ+ local community.
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