The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce talk show host, author, actor and entrepreneur Cristina Saralegui as the recipient of the 2012 Ultimate Latina Award. Saralegui will accept the award at the Ultimate Latina Luncheon on Monday, September 17th at the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

“We are always eager to honor the work and contributions to society of remarkable Latina entrepreneurs,” says USHCC Chairman, Nina Vaca. “As the 2012 Ultimate Latina, Cristina Saralegui is a living testament to the unyielding perseverance and resourcefulness that characterizes the Latina business community – the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in America.”

Saralegui’s star began to rise when she became Editor-in-Chief of ‘Cosmopolitan en Español’ in 1979. Saralegui leveraged her experience in journalism to become Executive Producer and host of her own highly-rated TV talk show, “The Cristina Show” which ran for a total of 21 years on Univision. The show was heralded for being the first of its kind to offer millions of viewers an award-winning discussion platform in a television market lacking in Spanish-language options. With 12 Emmys to her name, she is also the first Spanish-language television personality to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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