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KSAT Digital Journalist Ivan Herrera named 2022 Media Icon by Pride Center of San Antonio

KSAT Digital Journalist Ivan Herrera has been named the 2022 Media Icon by the San Antonio Pride Center.

Herrera was honored together with different “icons” at a Pride Center ceremony in downtown San Antonio on Sunday, June 12. Winners included Mayor Ron Nirenberg, photographer Julián P. Ledezma, transgender activist Leo Tyler Castillo-Anguiano and Dr. Rev. Naomi Brown.

“I am thrilled to be Pride Center San Antonio’s 2022 Media Icon!” Herrera mentioned. “I have a passion for telling stories about our local LGBTQ+ community and love creating content for our South Texas Pride series. I believe now, more than ever, these stories are so important to help our local community understand that LGBTQ+ people are making their mark in society and showing what we have to offer. I want to thank all the people who have helped me get to this point and supported me throughout my journalism career. I hope to continue making them proud!”


Organizers, together with Pride Center Executive Director Robert Salcido, cited Herrera’s work on KSAT’s South Texas Pride Series and his reporting of tales of members of the native LGBTQ+ group. Herrera was introduced the award by the 2021 Media Icon Joey Palacios, a reporter for Texas Public Radio.

The South Texas Pride sequence focuses on discussions of LGBTQ+ politics, resilience, identification, variety and equality (PRIDE).

“We are so proud of Ivan for this amazing and well-deserved recognition from the Pride Center San Antonio,” mentioned Bernice Kearney, information director at KSAT 12. “Ivan produces strong journalism, including with the South Texas Pride series that focuses on telling the stories — struggles, successes and everything in between — of people in our community. That is exactly the type of community-focused reporting we strive for day in and day out at KSAT.”

Each story focuses on what makes the South Texas LGBTQ+ group resilient, how people inside that group join with one another and the better group at massive, out there resources and the way they and others who provide them help are working to enhance lives socially, economically, and politically and promote psychological and bodily wellness inside the group.


KSAT reporters and producers who work on South Texas PRIDE make it a degree to inform these tales from the views of folks within the LGBTQ+ group in order to symbolize them the best way they wish to be represented, not from the views of outsiders.

In 2019, KSAT’s SA Live Executive Producer Diana Winters was named the Media Icon by the Pride Center.

Winters, now a board member for the Pride Center, helped discovered the South Texas Pride sequence. She praised Herrera’s work in persevering with its legacy.

“Ivan has taken this series in a thoughtful new direction and I can’t wait for the next installment. I’m so proud of how he’s grown South Texas Pride at KSAT,” Winters mentioned. “This work is important. Every story told gets us a little closer to compassion and understanding in our community.”


About Ivan Herrera

Ivan Herrera has been a content material creator for practically a decade, with seven years of skilled expertise working within the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio tv markets.

He has been working within the Alamo City as a digital journalist for KSAT 12 since 2016.

During his time in San Antonio, Ivan has reported on tales starting from breaking information to that includes native LGBTQ+ group members and organizations within the revamped South Texas Pride Q&A sequence.

In 2018, Ivan determined to pursue one other dream of his by studying about business and obtained his Master of Science in Business from UTSA in 2019 whereas working full-time as a digital journalist. During that point, he additionally created the “Money: It’s Personal” sequence, which aired on the KSAT News at 9 and GMSA at 9. He later revamped the idea to create the digital “KSAT Money Q&A” sequence and publication, specializing in business recommendation from native leaders and personal finance.


Though initially a transplant to the Alamo City, Ivan considers himself a full-fledged San Antonian these days and enjoys dwelling on the North Side together with his accomplice, Michael, and their “fur babies,” Sadie and Leo.

The main focus of The Center continues to be the first one-stop-shop group in south Texas to advertise well being, wellness, help, schooling, actions, and advocacy for the native LGBTQ+ group. Between 2020 – 2021, The Center started providing free case administration companies and has since added group remedy and particular person and household counseling. To date, The Center has 4 paid workers members, 6 interns, and plenty of volunteers that work tirelessly to make sure that we’re positioned to empower San Antonio and the encircling space’s LGBTQ+ group.

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