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.
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