Saturday, October 19, 2013

Masters of Ceremonies of the 2013 HOLA Awards

Rafael Bello is a sportscaster for "Noticiero Telemundo Nueva York Fin de Semana". He also files special reports for the 6pm and 11pm weekday newscasts. A native of the Dominican Republic, he began his journalistic career in the National School of Locution in Santo Domingo. He graduated with a title of Sports Broadcasting from the Sports Management Worldwide institution located in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, he produced and directed “Carril Deportivo,” a segment specializing in sports for the program “Carril del Medio.” For four years, under his direction he produced “Desde las Gradas,” which covered sports news from Monday to Friday during primetime. During the 2010 season of Major League Baseball, he was the commentator for CDN La Radio that was broadcasted to the Dominican Republic. This same year, he was also the anchor for sports for “Noticias SIN.” He has trained in Edge Studio in New York and has become a certified instructor. He is also a New York correspondent for “Grandes en los Deportes” which is broadcasted in ESPN Sports Radio in the Dominican Republic. He is a writer and editor in chief for the sports portal, He studied Civil Engineering and Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo before changing to Media Studies. Currently, he resides in New York.

Odalys Molina serves as a general assignment reporter for WNJU Telemundo 47, appearing as a co-host of the entertainment show "Acceso Total" and contributing special reports for other various programs of Telemundo. A native of Cuba, shejoined Telemundo 47 in 1991 as an intern, after which she was being hired as an assignment reporter where she covered major events and breaking news. She later became a correspondent for the news and entertainment department, developing her own segments on celebrities and entertainment. In 2000, she received an official proclamation from New York Governor George E. Pataki for her coverage of the issues that affect the Hispanic community of the Tri-State area. Nominated three times for an Emmy, she has won four ACE Awards as best host of an entertainment program. She is an expert in the area of entertainment and has served as master of ceremonies for several editions of the prestigious HOLA Awards. She won the 2008 HOLA Award for Excellence in Media Award, and has been honored by the Cuban Day Parade of New York and the Hispanic Day Parade of New York to name a few. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Spanish from Montclair University in New Jersey and resides in New Jersey with her husband and children.

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