The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts announced that they are honoring Cristina Saralegui with the 2010 Raúl Juliá Award for Excellence. Although her Univision television talk show is taping it's last season this year, her accomplishments over the last two decades cannot be ignored.
"I am honored to be recognized by this illustrious award named after the late, great and world renowned actor Raul Julia," Saralegui said. "I salute NHFA and their leadership over these last 14 years."
In case your wondering why she is being honored, consider this—El Show de Cristina aired for 20 years and has consistently featured the best and brightest Latin celebrities. Cristina's also won an Emmy, launched an eponymous magazine and a line of home decor at Kohl's, and was named one of the "25 Most Influential Hispanics in America" by Time magazine. We'd have to agree that those are all pretty excellent accomplishments.