Voices of Latinas in the Media


Cece Valencia (MODERATOR)

Host of “Cece & Romeo” on 93.5 KDAY Mornings

With more than 15 years experience in the entertainment industry, Cece Valencia's main message to her audience is to inspire, recharge and reflect through music.

Cece began her radio career at Wild 96.1 in the Inland Empire then made her way to Hot 97.5 in Las Vegas where she spent five years as No. 1 at nights in the market & Top 5 in the country. Returning back to Los Angeles, she did mornings at 93.5 KDAY and voiced the popular Grand Theft Auto 5. Eventually, Cece made her way to Latino 96.3 to expand her audience. Cece caught the ear of Jennifer Lopez where she immediately got hired for J Lo's network NuvoTV on the music driven show “The Collective.” Growing up in Los Angeles, Cece is driven by the LA Culture Of Hip Hop thus returning to the legendary 93.5 KDAY in 2013 to dominate middays. In 2018, Cece’s hard work and community ties caught the eye of Power 106 where she did mornings until her passion and love for The Legendary 93.5 KDAY pulled her back where she’s dominating mornings and creating history or should we say HERSTORY … because Cece is the first female in Hip Hop radio history to lead a morning show in Los Angeles.

Cece continues to inspire others using her platform to encourage education and self love to the community. Cece can be heard every morning 5:30-10 a.m. on 93.5 KDAY.

Lalah Delia

Spiritual Writer, Wellness Educator, Author, and Founder, VibrateHigherDaily.com

Lalah Delia is a spiritual writer, wellness educator, author, and the founder of VibrateHigherDaily.com. She is engaged daily in pushing wholeness, harmony, transformation, self-empowerment, and healthy lifestyle, forward, through the message and practice of vibrating higher daily.

Lalah has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Thoughtfully Magazine, and ESSENCE, GIRLBOSS, MindBodyGreen, LA YOGA, Black Girl In OM, Hollywood Reporter, and more.

She has held talks, given workshops and participated in panel discussions at SXSW, In Goop Health, Create Cultivate’s Self-Care Summit, and WITMA, among more. Lalah’s book Vibrate Higher Daily, Live Your Power, with HarperOne publishing, will be available everywhere books are sold, this fall.

Lorena Lopez

Reporter, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles / KVEA

Lorena Lopez is a News Assignment Desk Editor at Telemundo 52 Los Angeles and is responsible for coordinating news content for the station’s weekday Noticiero Telemundo 52 newscasts at 12 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Born to hard working immigrant parents, father from Mexico and mother from El Salvador, Lorena is a proud Los Angeles native. She grew up in the Westlake District/MacArthur Park area and graduated from Belmont High School. She attended University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) as a first-generation college student, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a Minor in English. During her time at UCSB, she discovered her passion for journalism and joined the university radio station, KCSB News, as a reporter. In 2001, she joined the Telemundo 52 team as an Assignment Desk Editor and has been a leader in the newsroom since.

Lorena is proud to serve the community that saw her grow up and is committed to shedding light on impactful issues such as immigration, education and the upcoming 2020 elections.

Paulina Lopez-Velazquez

CFO of Guelaguetza, I Love Micheladas & Co-Creator of Super Mamás

Paulina Lopez-Velazquez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico where she spent the first 12 years of her life. In 1994, her father decided to move her entire family to Los Angeles after opening the now-iconic Guelaguetza Restaurant in Koreatown.

To get back in touch with her roots and culture, Paulina returned to Mexico after graduating college and studied International Business Administration at Universidad Anahuac del Sur in Oaxaca and Mexico City. When she returned to LA, Paulina took over Guelaguetza Food Products- a family company that was dedicated to importing and distributing Oaxacan food products across the country. Today, Paulina is the CFO of the company and runs all back of the house operations, such as Human Resources and Finance.

In 2015, Paulina and her sister Bricia launched “Super Mamás Podcast” a judgment-free space where new, experienced and expecting mothers can come together to not only exchange knowledge but provide support for one another during the emotional ups and downs of motherhood.


Araceli Martinez Ortega

Reporter, La Opinion Newspaper

Araceli Martinez Ortega is a reporter for La Opinion newspaper currently assigned to cover Los Angeles City Hall, California Government, Community and Immigration issues. From 2006-2013, Araceli was the Sacramento Capitol Correspondent for La Opinion.

She has a Communication Sciences degree from The National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-UNAM), one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Latin America. Araceli earned her master’s degree in Digital Journalism from the University of Guadalajara (Universidad de Guadalajara).

Araceli started her journalism career in Sonora, Mexico as an agriculture reporter. She emigrated from Mexico to Northern California in 2001, with an already successful 12-year career in print and radio. Before joining La Opinion, she worked for Univision San Francisco and Radio Bilingüe. Araceli has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships during her decades-long career.