Best Spanish-Language TV Personality (2014)

Guillermo Benites

If Ron Burgundy had an Argentine uncle, his name would be Guillermo Benites. For more than 34 years, the Buenos Aires native has anchored the 6 p.m. news for Univision's flagship Miami station. With his deadpan baritone and stoic demeanor, Benites has held the attention of Miami's Spanish-speaking viewers through some of the city's most historic moments — from Pope John Paul II's ride in 1987 to the Elián González saga in 2000 to the recent acquittal of former Hialeah mayor Julio Robaina and his wife on tax evasion charges. Benites moved to Miami in 1968 and began an illustrious radio career that lasted into the early 1980s before he left the airwaves to help launch Univision, where he has worked as a meteorologist and senior news anchor. Benites has been recognized with a lifetime achievement award by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and has nabbed awards from dozens of cities and counties in South Florida for his long journalism career. Stay classy, Guillermo!


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