Frank del Olmo, Writer and Editor

May 18, 1948 is the birthday of Frank del Olmo, writer, editor, and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Olmo earned a BS in journalism from California State University.  He raised awareness of Latino issues and advocated increased hiring of Latino reporters.  Olmo received an Emmy Award for The Unwanted (1975), a documentary about the border between the US and Mexico and a Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service for his series about Latinos in Southern California.  In 2004, he collapsed from a heart attack while working in his office, and died at age 55.
El 18 de mayo de 1948 es el cumpleaños de Frank del Olmo, escritor, editor y columnista de Los Angeles Times. Olmo obtuvo una licenciatura en periodismo de la Universidad Estatal de California. Creó conciencia sobre los problemas latinos y abogó por una mayor contratación de reporteros latinos. Olmo recibió un premio Emmy por The Unwanted (1975), un documental sobre la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México y un premio Pulitzer por servicio público meritorio por su serie sobre latinos en el sur de California. En 2004, se derrumbó de un ataque al corazón mientras trabajaba en su oficina y murió a los 55 años.

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