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The National Coalition of Latino Officers Foundation New York and New Jersey Invite you to Their Fundraiser and Awards Dinner
Friday June 10, 2016

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The National Coalition of Latino Officers Foundation
New York and New Jersey
Invite you to Their
Fundraiser and Awards Dinner

two of the honorees this evening will be
Cristian Rivera Foundation Board of Director
Darlene Rodriguez
Anchor of the award winning NBC’s “Today In New York”
&
Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Friend
Eddie Caban
Inspector, New York City Police Department

Friday June 10, 2016
7pm to 11pm

Fiesta Banquets
255 State Highway 17 South
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075

Tickets $110 p/p Three Course Dinner and Open Bar all night
Please reserve your table early to purchase your ticket please contact:
Information:
Tel: (800) 982-6256
or visit www.latino-officers.org/event-2238481

BronxNet will honor TODAY Show contributor, Bronx native & Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member – Darlene Rodriguez at its 20th anniversary service and achievement awards luncheon

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She’s an award-winning journalist who contributes to a morning show viewed by millions.

But “TODAY Show” journalist Darlene Rodriguez is a Bronx gal at heart — who got her start 20 years ago as a cub reporter covering stories uptown for BronxNet, the local public access channel.

The Soundview-born, Morris Park-raised newsreader will join Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Lehman College President Dr. Ricardo Fernandez as honorees Thursday at the public access channel’s 20-year anniversary.

“They gave me a great opportunity,” Rodriguez told the Daily News Tuesday. “They have hard working, passionate people who are trying to produce good television. I felt that passion from the beginning, and I admired them.”

Rodriguez, a married mom of three now based in Westchester, said she recalled reporting on the closing of iconic department store Alexander’s on Fordham Road — and freezing up and spouting jibberish amid a scrum of reporters with then Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer.

“I was terrified,” said Rodriquez, an anchor of Today New York, the local NBC morning show and a contributor to the nationally broadcasted TODAY Show. “And Fernando Ferrer, being as kind as he was, he turned to me and gave me an answer.”

Housed on the Lehman College campus, BronxNet has morphed into a six channel media entity that offers production training in addition to local news, politics and arts programming.

“It’s tremendously exciting to serve the people of the Bronx as we grow,” said Michael Max Knobbe, BronxNet’s executive director. “Darlene is a shining example of how the workforce opportunities that BronxNet provides can result in someone being a media leader and role model.”

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