GMA Network is set to represent the Philippines in the global scene once more as GMA Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa Flores, First Vice President for Public Affairs Nessa Valdellon, and GMA News pillar Jessica Soho were again named to the 2021 New York Festivals (NYF) TV and Film Awards Grand Jury.
With years of industry experience, Flores brings both leadership and creativity to the role as head of GMA’s News and Public Affairs (N&PA) Group, in the process propelling it to become the country’s most awarded and most credible broadcast news organization.
On top of being a Grand Jury member, Flores will also be part of the NYF’s Advisory Board.
Valdellon, on the other hand, is behind some of the country’s most ground-breaking and compelling public affairs programs and specials. In 2011, she led the launch of GMA News TV, which was recently rebranded to GTV.
Soho, meanwhile, is the first Filipino news anchor to be shortlisted at the NYF TV & Film Awards last 2018 and later winning the Bronze Medal in the Best News Anchor category for “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.”
Joining Flores, Valdellon, and Soho in the NYF Grand Jury are award-winning directors, producers, writers, actors, and other creative media professionals from across the globe. Together, they are tasked to determine this year’s winners from entries coming from over 50 countries.