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NAHJ Hall of Fame Gala Returns with Elevated Experience for 2017 Celebration

(Washington, D.C., August 21, 2017) — NAHJ will move the association’s annual gala presented by Toyota, off-premise to the Anaheim House of Blues on Saturday, Sept. 9. In addition to an all-inclusive dinner ticket, the event producer’s have opened sales for a tier of tickets available to those solely wanting to view the Hall of Fame ceremony from the venue’s mezzanine.


  • Gala Emcee: Manuel Bojorquez, CBS News national correspondent
  • Featuring: Neida Sandoval, Celebrity Ambassador of national Juntos Somos Imparables campaign
  • Honorees: 2017 Hall of Fame Class and Presidential Award Recipient
  • “In Memoriam” Tribute: Anthony Marquez, Guillermo Benites, Cecilia Alvear, Tino Duran
  • Honorary co-chairs: Victoria Sanchez De Alba, Noemi Lujan Perez

WHAT: The 2017 Hall of Fame Gala honoring five of the nation’s top journalists, academics and documentarians. Additionally, Brandon Benavides will award Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta with this year’s Presidential Award. Bringing together past and current board members, NAHJ membership, sponsors and partners, the formal dinner event is a part of the Excellence in Journalism Conference 2017. The entire production will also be live streamed for those to enjoy that are unable to attend the Anaheim convention. With the support of NAHJ partner Banjo, on-site attendees and online participants will be able to access the live curated social experience.

Tickets available HERE.

WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (wristband check in on-premise at Anaheim Marriott 9am – Noon)

WHERE: Anaheim House of Blues 400 W Disney Way #337, Anaheim, CA 92802 (luxury buses provided for dinner ticket guests)

MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend for coverage. Media may register via email: (Media must present official credentials and photo I.D. upon check-in.)


About NAHJ: The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,000 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information please visit or follow on Twitter @NAHJ.