GCFV Recognizes Annie Tejada with Responsible Coverage Award

September 10, 2019

ATHENS -  The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) celebrates journalists and media outlets who cover the issue of domestic violence in a way that furthers the goal of ending violence against women in our state. Responsible Coverage Award recipients are leaders in their field whose reporting leads to greater public understanding of violence against women and the myraid ways in which the community can play a role in ending it.

This year, GCFV recognized Annie Tejada of Telemundo.

Annie produced a series of three programs that were broadcast on Telemundo. The pieces covered the rights of victims of domestic violence, services available to victims, barriers facing spanish-speaking victims, and the statewide spanish-speaking hotline. During the programs, Annie spent time interviewing staff at the Cherokee Family Violence Center, the agency at the helm of the Georgia’s 24-hour, confidential, Spanish-language domestic violence hotline. She also interviewed survivors of abuse. The pieces are titled “Victima de Violencia Domestica: Que Hacer?” (What To Do If You Are a Victim of Domestic Violence), “Donde Encontrar Ayudar Si Eres Victima De Violencia?” (Where to Find Resources if You are a Victim of Violence), and “Hispana Cuenta Como Fue Victima De Violencia Domestica” (Hispanic Woman Tells Us How She Was a Victim of Domestic Violence).

“The Commission commends Annie Tejada for her commitment, considerable effort, and thorough coverage in her reporting on the issue of domestic violence and her promotion of services available to victims in the latino community,” said Stephanie Woodard, Chair of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.

Annie Tejada is an experienced international journalist in television, radio and newspaper. In her native Dominican Republic, she was a News Anchor at Telemicro (Chanel 5). Annie has also worked in Puerto Rico as a radio host and producer of her own program "Tal Como Somos." In the United States, she pioneered a South Carolina TV Station by hosting and producing "Nuestra Comunidad," the first Spanish-language program in the state. Later, Annie worked at Telemundo Atlanta as a Co-Anchor and the Community Affairs reporter. Today, Annie is working in Telemundo El Paso as an Investigative Reporter in the Special Consumer Protection Unit. Annie is an Overseas Press Club & Emmy award recipient.

The Commission’s 25th annual family violence conference was held at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia on September 8-11, 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was Supporting Survivors and Restoring Hope: 25 Years Ago to 25 Years Ahead. Over 650 local and national stakeholders attended the sold out conference, including judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, advocates, survivors, faith leaders, counselors and community members.

About GCFV: The Georgia Commission on Family Violence, created by The Georgia General Assembly in 1992, is charged with developing a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence in Georgia. If you or someone that you know is being impacted by domestic violence, call 1-800-334-2836 to speak with a domestic violence advocate.

Contact Information: 
Press Contact: Stephanie Woodard, swoodard@hallcounty.org