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'Access Hollywood' News Correspondent Liz Hernandez to Emcee 2016 NAB Education Foundation Celebration of Service to America Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Television personality and journalist Liz Hernandez will serve as master of ceremonies for the NAB Education Foundation’s (NABEF) 2016 Celebration of Service to America Awards, which recognize outstanding community service initiatives by local broadcasters. This year’s event will be held Tuesday, June 21 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

In 2014, Hernandez joined NBC’s “Access Hollywood” as a news correspondent. “Access Hollywood,” now in its 20th season, is a nationally syndicated daily entertainment news show. She is one of the program’s first Latina correspondents.

Prior to joining “Access Hollywood,” Hernandez served as a long-time co-host of the number one rated and nationally syndicated morning show “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on Los Angeles’ Power 106 FM. She has been recognized by the National Hispanic Media Coalition for excellence in radio broadcasting.

Hernandez first made the transition from radio to television in 2007, when she began working as a correspondent for MTV News. She also served as on-air talent for MTVTres before joining E! News in 2011 as a correspondent and host of “E! News Now.” In addition to her correspondent work, Hernandez has appeared in numerous television shows, including HBO’s “Entourage.”

This years’ Service to America award winners are listed here. As previously announced, Southwest Airlines will receive the Corporate Leadership Award.

More information about the Celebration of Service to America Awards is available here. News media interested in attending should contact Dan Lemle.

About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, Gary Sinise; Paul Simon; Stevie Wonder; Glenn Close; Jeff Bridges; Quincy Jones; Sir Elton John; Bill Clinton; Laura Bush; Muhammad Ali; Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter; and Nancy Reagan; among others, have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at http://www.nabef.org/events/sta/.

About NABEF
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at www.nabef.org.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

About Access Hollywood
“Access Hollywood” is a nationally syndicated show which delivers comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on television, featuring in-depth celebrity interviews and behind-the-scenes accounts of the most important events in Hollywood. “Access Hollywood” is broadcast in HD.