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NEW YORK, NY – January 28, 2016 – The Foundation of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this year expands its college scholarship program with a new award recognizing Hispanic or Latino students aspiring to careers in television.

The minimum six-year commitment to the $10,000 annual scholarship honors the industry contributions of renowned media executive Randy Falco, currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI).

“Starting with his branding of NBC as the ‘network of the Olympics,’ leading the initiative for the NBC-Universal merger, and now as he continues to transform Univision from a niche broadcast network serving all aspects of the Hispanic community as well as multicultural and millennials, Randy Falco’s done it all,” said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS. “This scholarship seeks to recognize his trailblazing career by advancing the future career of a young visionary.”

“The key to increasing diversity in our industry is access – something that Univision has worked on for close to 60 years. That is why I could not be prouder of this scholarship program to make sure that students have access to financial resources that will help them succeed,” said Randy Falco, president and CEO, UCI. “I want to thank everyone at NATAS for helping me achieve my mission of increasing diversity by creating more opportunities for future leaders in our industry.”

This new scholarship adds to our already distinguished national scholarships awarded to outstanding high school seniors planning to pursue television-related baccalaureate degrees, and now include:

  • The Randy Falco Scholarship ($10,000) — Awarded to a Hispanic or Latino student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.
  • The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship ($10,000) — Awarded to a student
  • pursuing a career in sports television.
  • The Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship ($10,000) — Awarded to a student pursuing a career in television journalism.
  • The NATAS Trustees’ Scholarship ($10,000) — Awarded to a student pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.

This is the fourth year of the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship, funded by a five-year grant from CBS News in honor of longtime correspondent Mike Wallace (1918-2012) and presented each year at the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship, now in its seventh year, honors sportscaster Jim McKay (1921-2008) and was established in 2009 by the HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX networks. It is presented at the Sports Emmy® Awards each May.

Applications for national scholarships are due by 5 pm EST on Monday, March 21, 2016 via the online forms at NATAS Trustees and officials with the National Scholarship Committee will review applications and creative works along with participation from UCI on the Randy Falco Scholarship. Final selections for all scholarships will be made in late April.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 14,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at

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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes 3

Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

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Monica Talan, EVP, Communications,