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LATINAS IN MEDIA
Saturday, May 7 | 11:00am to 1:30pm
If you have wanted to brush up on our local media landscape and how to support our media partners in sharing stories relevant with our community, then you don’t want to miss this signature event. We are ecstatic that four of our own Latinas in Power will be sharing with us in true LIP fashion their personal stories, their role and brand building in their respective organizations and advice for LIP. Thank you to KTNV - Channel 13 for hosting us for this fun filled and engaging event.
Latinas in Media Panel:
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All visitors to KTNV studios must be fully vaccinated. Visitors will verify their status upon check-in.
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Headshots, Beauty Bar, Networking, & Studio Tour
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Kalyna Astrinos is an Emmy award-winning journalist and joined KTNV in 2019 as the Morning Anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas. She currently anchors shows from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.
She also highlights veterans in our community for our weekly Veteran's Voice segment that airs every Wednesday at 6 a.m and 6 p.m.
Astrinos is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and earned her degree in Psychology and Social Behavior. Her career began in the No. 2 market in the country, Los Angeles, where she was the afternoon traffic reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and reported traffic for several iHeart radio stations including On-air with Ryan Seacrest and the Petros and Money show.
She comes to Las Vegas from San Diego where she worked as the fill-in anchor, breaking news live center anchor, traffic anchor & enterprise reporter. Kalyna has also earned two Emmy nominations for best on-camera talent anchor and best morning show. She won an Emmy for her coverage during the Black Lives Matter protests in Las Vegas.
During her career, she has covered everything from wildfires and severe weather to entertainment and lifestyle. She enjoys cooking, hiking, working out, traveling and trying new things. She has a diverse background as well. Her mother is Puerto Rican, and her dad is Argentinian and Greek.
Karen Castro is a bilingual Public Information Officer with the city of Las Vegas. Hired in August 2021, Karen is leading the city’s first ever Spanish-language media, marketing, digital and translation efforts. Previously, she held a similar position at the Regional Transportation of Southern Nevada where she developed and executed a Latino-outreach strategic plan.
Karen was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and is first generation Salvadoran American. She graduated from the California State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish-language journalism. Karen started her professional career as a reporter at the CBS-affiliate news station in Yuma, Arizona where she focused on agriculture and immigration issues, often crossing into Mexico to report. After two years, she made the move to Las Vegas, Nevada and worked as a reporter at 8 News Now for six years. As a general assignment reporter, Karen covered an array of subjects and major events like 1 October but the most rewarding was bringing attention to Latino-related issues to an English-speaking audience, who may otherwise be unaware of what is happening and affecting a third of Southern Nevada’s population.
Karen is a devoted dog-mom of two rescue pups and has unconditional compassion for animals. She enjoys seeing the world and learning about different cultures with her life-partner of 10 years.
Stacey Escalante is the Senior Development Manager at Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. Stacey graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She spent over two decades in broadcast journalism, including ten years as a reporter at KVBC-TV (NBC Las Vegas) and then started her own consulting company specializing in PR, Media Training, Marketing, and Corporate Communications. She has lived in southern Nevada since 1997.
As a Stage 3 melanoma survivor, she is on a mission to save lives by educating others about skin cancer. She’s on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Cancer Coalition. She has traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby on behalf of the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN). and volunteered for ACSCAN for 11 years. In 2013, her testimony in front of the Nevada Legislature was pivotal in passing Senate Bill 267 which prohibits anyone under 18 from using tanning beds. In July 2014, she was invited by the U.S. Acting Surgeon General to participate in a call to action focused on skin cancer prevention and education. Stacey shared her survivor story at The National Press Club and her story was featured on NBC Nightly News, on NBC affiliates around the country, on the Associated Press wire, and in hundreds of newspapers across the United States from Alaska to Florida, and in both Europe and Asia.
Stacey believes her most important job is raising her two kids, Will & Gabriella. She has completed almost a dozen marathons and several RAGNAR road & trail relays.
Luz has been with The Nevada Independent since its launch in 2017. She oversees The Nevada Independent en Español division. She edits Spanish-language stories, oversees the assembly of our Spanish newsletter, and produces and hosts our Cafecito Nevada podcast and radio show on Fiesta 98.1 FM in Las Vegas.
Luz was the host and producer for Contacto con Luz, a weekly community affairs show on Univision Radio Las Vegas, from 2005 through 2016. Her show featured community leaders, politicians, nonprofit executives and others, providing a valuable connection between them and the Las Vegas Hispanic community.
In 2014, Luz served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Nevada chapter (NAHJ-NV). In 2010, Luz was awarded an Electronic Media Award by Nevada Broadcasters Association for “Radio Station Hispanic Public Service Program.” In 2019, Luz was awarded a “Voice of Reason” award by Battle Born Progress, a Nevada nonprofit.
Before Univision Radio, Luz worked for a number of Spanish-language magazines and newspapers in Southern Nevada. In 2004, she was a Spanish translator for Vegas.com. She also served as editor of La Brujula de Las Vegas Magazine. From 2001 to 2003, she was a reporter and editor for Sucesos of Las Vegas newspaper. Luz also briefly worked as a freelance correspondent for Mexico’s City Grupo Reforma, covering Las Vegas entertainment and events. She worked for a number of news organizations in Mexico City after college graduation.
Luz obtained a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1998 from Universidad de Periodismo y Arte en Radio y Television in Mexico City. She was her class valedictorian.
Luz is passionate about helping inform her community and bridging the gap between policy and people. Luz enjoys spending time with her 8-year old rescue cat Chicago. She and her husband, Christopher, have shared one adventure after another for more than 19 years.
Follow Luz on Twitter @LuzGrayNV