April 14, 2019
Genaro Tijerina, Bilingual Journalist for Univision Communications 65 Filadelfia covering the three states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, was just recently selected as Top Journalist of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Media Industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.
With having over a decade of professional experience as a bilingual journalist, Mr. Tijerina has certainly proven himself as an extraordinary professional, and expert in the field. Mr. Tijerina is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success in such a short period of time, not only as a bilingual journalist, but as a voice in the Latin Community. His impressive repertoire of prior roles have included: Multimedia bilingual Journalist for Univision Communications and Fox News South Texas, covering the stories in both languages at the border of Tamaulipas, Mexico and the Valley of the Rio Grande Valley. He has interviewed Nancy Pelosi, Joaquin Castro, Beto O’Rourke, and Senator of Texas Ted Cruz.
Mr. Tijerina attended the Universidad Autonóma de Nuevo León Preparatoria Numéro 21 located in China, Nuevo Léon, México. He won first place in the National Science Competition “VII World Science 2001-2002,” and the president of Mexico City during that time, Vicente Fox Quezada presented him with that recognition. Mr. Tijerina received his Bachelor of Management Degree from South Texas College and is currently doing post graduate work towards his Masters in Communications at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has interned with NBC Universal Comcast Telemundo 40 Station in Texas. Mr. Tijerina has also graduated from the New York Film Academy as a Line Producer.
Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated, “Choosing Mr. Tijerina for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. Mr. Tijerina’s has already accomplished so much in his career and we are extremely impressed with his passion and drive. He has tremendous foresight, extensive knowledge, is brilliant at what he does and was exactly what we were looking for. We are truly honored to have him as our Top Journalist of the Year and we are looking forward to meeting him at the gala.”
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Tijerina has received awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2019 he is being considered to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professional Magazine), and is also being considered for IAOTP’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. For 2019 he was chosen as Top Journalist of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and in 2017, he was the recipient of the GEM Award by NBC Universal Comcast. He was a recipient of the South Texas College Vice President Honors Award, Kappa Beta Delta Gamma International Business Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Beta Honor Society, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Mr. Tijerina is active in his community and is a current member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Looking back, Mr. Tijerina attributes his success to his education, mentors he has had along the way and staying passionate in all his endeavors. He says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing and feels this is just the beginning. For the future, he hopes to continue to thrive as a journalist and inspire others to pursue a career in this field.
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