WFOR anchor Eliott Rodriguez has been nominated for an Imagen Award for his report on Cuban journalist Ricardo Gonzalez (watch) who was jailed by Cuba’s government and is serving a 20-year sentence for reporting on the 2003 crackdown on Cuban dissidents. When Rodriguez traveled to Cuba in 2002 for a WFOR CBS4 assignment he spoke to Gonzalez who was arrested 7 months later.
The award is given out by the Imagen Foundation, an organization dedicated to “encouraging and recognizing the positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry” and since its establishment tin 1985 has become one of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry. Past recipients include actors Andy Garcia, Antonio Banderas and even Admiral Adama himself – known in the real world as Edward James Olmos. So if the Admiral got one of these you know it’s an awesome award!
The award ceremony will take place in LA on August 15