NBC Latino Announces Launch of 'INNOVATORS'

NBCLatino.com is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with the launch of "NBCLatino Innovators." In partnership with NBC News, MSNBC, and NBCNews.com, NBCLatino will spotlight 20 Hispanic innovators from across the country who are making outstanding contributions across a variety of fields– from engineering and technology, to the arts, philanthropy and more.

"We're proud to highlight the outstanding accomplishments of the individuals who make up the inaugural group of the NBCLatino Innovators," said Chris Peña, executive editor of NBC Latino. "While we celebrate the contributions of American Hispanics each day, it gives me great pleasure to have our team tell these stories at a time when the light shines brightest on Latinos in America."

The "NBCLatino Innovators" series will appear on "TODAY," "NBC Nightly News" and MSNBC and features NBC News journalists such as Diana Alvear. The first few Innovators that will appear on NBCLatino.com as part of the series include: Rosa Obregon, Paul Pauca and Judith Baca.

In addition to the profile series, NBCLatino will be asking its social media community to vote on their favorite Innovator. The nominee with the most "Likes" and comments on Facebook will be featured at the end of the "NBCLatino Innovator" campaign. The NBCLatino team will also run a "Who Did We Miss?" feature once all of the Innovators are revealed. Users can submit their ideas throughout Hispanic Heritage Month on NBCLatino's Facebook page and by use the #latinoinnovators hashtag on Twitter.

NBCLatino.com is NBC News' Hispanic news and lifestyle website that focuses on English-language news, information and lifestyle content, and offers Hispanic angles on general market stories, as well as Hispanic perspectives and opinion pieces.

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