Valeria Kawas

Valeria Kawas

By Anamaria Bech

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Journalist, Noticias Telemundo

Where are you from? San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Where do you reside? Kenner, LA.

What is your favorite place in New Orleans?

I enjoy strolling around Magazine Street on a sunny Sunday.

What is your favorite food?

Baleada.

What kind of hobbies or activities do you enjoy?

I really enjoy doing domestic tourism in Honduras. I love to dance and have meaningful conversations with random people.

What schools have you attended?

For high school, I went to Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in Honduras. I graduated from Loyola University with a major in journalism and a minor in graphic design.

What does your job entail?

I'm a storyteller. I write, report, produce, and anchor news stories.

Why did you get into this field?

I felt I wanted to make a difference. Since a young age, I've been very curious. I knew through journalism I was going to find the answers to many questions.

What is your favorite part of the job?

There is something new going on every day. This job takes me to the world. I meet many people and their stories along the road. I can capture special moments and experience historic episodes in life.

How do you support your community?

The Hispanic community is my number one priority when it comes to my audience. I am able to speak for the voiceless and listen to what they have to say. I try to keep them in the loop.

What makes you proud about being in New Orleans?

Being able to represent my country, Honduras, in the best possible way.

Anything else you would like to add?

We are here to support, inform, and help our community. Watch me on Telemundo 42.

AnaMaria Bech

Publisher

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Publisher's Note

Spring Fest Time

With the warmer days ahead, everyone is ready to soak up some sun and get back to the outdoors.

Music is the center of it all. We prepare our wallets to support us during every festival coming up that brings the talented musicians on-stage and the food vendors to serve their signature creations. This month is the third edition of Top Taco, an event that has grown exponentially each time.

This event, that takes place on March 14th this year, has become a great avenue for restaurants and their business owners and for the promotion of mezcal and tequila brands. Latino cooks and restaurateurs have been able to connect to the New Orleans community, and Top Taco has allowed exposure to many restaurants, including little mom and pop's that otherwise American residents of New Orleans would have never known.

With Agave Week happening March 10th to March 14th and its tasting events, seminars and parties at the ACE Hotel, Top Taco is sure becoming a New Orleans signature event. We are excited about its growth because it gives visibility to the growing Latino community and some of its great culture.

 Enjoy the wonderful Spring events and don't forget to tag VIVA NOLA in all your pictures!

AnaMaria