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Univision anchor Sandra Peebles wins In the Company of Women Award in the Communications & Literature category

MIAMI (January 04, 2018)

Sandra Peebles’ long and dedicated service to Miami-Dade as a news anchor and reporter is being acknowledged with the prestigious In the Company of Women award in the category of Communications & Literature. Peebles is one of 13 amazing women who are being recognized for their positive community influence through their respective professions.

Peebles began her television career as a reporter for Dynamic Cablevision News. She then moved on to serve as a weather anchor for the Telemundo affiliate in Miami, and as a reporter at WTVJ, NBC 6. She has spent the last 19 years at Univision where she has covered lifestyle and health stories, and major events such as the Democratic and Republican Conventions in 2004, and the Elian Gonzalez case, among others.

In April 2017, Peeble’s outstanding contributions to the industry merited her the distinguished Silver Circle Award. It fittingly crowns her exemplary coverage of a spectrum of important local issues, from Medicare fraud to the opioid crisis, which has won her 10 Emmy awards throughout the length of her career.

Other tributes to her professional excellence include being named Alumni of the Year from the School of Communication at Florida International University, her placement in the Miami Dade College Hall of Fame, and her placement at the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State awards for last three consecutive years.

Her work extends beyond television to her involvement in numerous community organizations. She lends her talents on stage to events such as the M-DCPS Teacher of the Year Awards, Masters of Ceremony for Relay for Life, Autism Speaks Walk, and the Latin Builders Association. She is also a founding board member of Kakes 4 Kids, a non-profit that celebrates the birthdays of children in foster care to show them that their lives are important and worthy of celebration.

She is currently passing on her expertise to help form future generations of journalists by teaching Television Performance at the University of Miami School of Communication.

Sandra Peebles will receive her award at the 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the luxurious Coral Gables Country Club, 990 Alhambra Circle, in Coral Gables, FL. Tickets will go on sale later this month.  For more information, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/company-of-women.asp.

In the Company of Women takes place every March in commemoration of Women’s History Month. It is presented by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Proceeds support Miami-Dade Parks and parks programming, including The Women’s Park and the Girls Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.) Summer Arts Program.

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

About The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women
The Commission for Women falls within the purview of Miami-Dade’s Office of Community Advocacy, a division of the Office of the Chair.  The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women was created in 1971 as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners, the County administration and the public at large about issues pertaining to the status of women.  The Commission for Women also advocates for women in the community and strives to improve their quality of life.  For more information call (305) 375-4967, email cfw@miamidade.gov; or visit the website at www.miamidade.gov/advocacy/women-board-home.asp.