Guatemalan journalist nominated for International Emmy
Guatemalan journalist Harris Whitbeck has been nominated for an International Emmy award for his production La Expedicion, Mas Alla de lo Imposible (The Expedition, Beyond the Impossible), which was broadcast last year on Televisa and produced for Fundacion Teleton.
Competing in the field of reality programs, La Expedicion tells the story of 11 people with disabilities who undertake an expedition to Veracruz to face their physical challenges and test their capabilities–on their own and through teamwork.
“I am very proud of this nomination,” Whitbeck said. “La Expedicion was the first production we made at Zodiak Latino for Televisa. Having been nominated for an Emmy is a very valuable acknowledgement to me and my colleagues in this industry and to our work. I am very proud and thankful.”
Whitbeck founded Zodiak Latino in 2009 within the Zodiak Media Group, whose partners include singer Ricky Martin. Last year the group produced the Pepsi Music Challenge in Guatemala for Channel 3 and is in negotiation to do a second season. A former CNN bureau chief in Mexico City, Whitbeck directs and conducts the TV show Entremosle a Guate on channel 3, with Guatemalan director Ana Carlos.