Universidad de Las Americas awards top journalists
This year’s recipients were Roberto Omar Machado and Janet Hinostrozathe. They received awards honoring their professional contributions and achievements in the journalism field.
Roberto Omar Machado was born into the journal industry, as his father was Carlos Efrain Machado. He has spent most of career as an active participant in supporting and promoting soccer in the nation. Machado is the director of Mach Deportes -- a popular sports radio station in Ecuador -- a sports journalist and a contributor to Mas Futbol, a Teleamazonas channel in Ecuador.
Janet Hinostrozathe is the director of 180 Degree Productions. She is a leading in the field of investigative journalism. Her reputation for hard work and tenacity have been earned in Colombia and Ecuador. She has spent many years in the journalism field, and now she directs as well as hosts 30 Minutes Plus.
Today, she is one of the leading television interviewers in Ecuador. She has written columns for several radio shows as well as newspapers. Most recently, she filmed a documentary, “Nelson Serrano, I Am Innocent,” which experts see as one of the most important professional accomplishments of her career.