Friday, November 7, 2008

Two new professionals in town: Lymari Martinez joins Bass, Eric Alvarez runs Telefutura

There are two new names among the ranks of Nashville's Hispanic professionals: Lymari Martinez and Eric Alvarez. Nashville law firm Bass, Berry & Sims announced that it has hired attorney Lymari Martinez, who is fluent in Spanish, to join its labor and employment practice. Telefutura Channel 42 announced that it has hired Eric Alvarez as General Manager.

Lymari Martinez

From Ms. Martinez's profile page:
Lymari Martinez joined Bass, Berry & Sims in September 2008 in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice.

Lymari received her J.D. with honors in May 2008 from Emory University School of Law where she served as an articles editor on the Emory Law Journal and was a member of the Hispanic Law Society. She was a recipient of the Atlanta Law Scholarship and the AmeriCorps Equal Justice Works Grant. Lymari was also named a 2006-2007 Womble Carlyle Minority Scholar and was a recipient of the 2008 ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the study of Labor and Employment Law.

In 2005, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in political science/legal theory. Lymari is fluent in Spanish and enjoys various forms of community service.
h/t: Nashville Post

Eric Alvarez

From Eric Alvarez's press release:
WLLC-Telefutura, Channel 42, Nashville's premier Spanish language TV station has announced Eric Alvarez as General Manager. Alvarez, a Vanderbilt graduate, has relocated from Los Angeles where he earned his Master's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California. He most recently worked as a producer at L.A.'s flagship station, KNBC-TV.

Jim Baumann, President of WLLC-Telefutura 42 is excited at this appointment. "This is a great opportunity for Telefutura 42. Eric Alvarez not only has the skills to manage the day to day operations of the station but he has the vision to take us to the next level as a community driven local television station."

Eric Alvarez is delighted to be back in Nashville. "As the new general manager of Telefutura, I am in a truly exciting place where I can contribute to Nashville's vibrant and growing Hispanic community. The best thing about operating a Spanish-language station in Nashville is that we give a voice to the Hispanic community. News outlets have a responsibility, protected by the First Amendment, to inform the public of the issues that affect their daily lives. This is what we intend to accomplish through our growing news presence. All of us at Telefutura are striving to put into practice Edward R. Murrow's message of teaching, illuminating and inspiring."

WLLC first began broadcasting as a Telefutura Network affiliate in February 2004 and is the only Spanish language TV station in Nashville with local news. Telefutura 42 features first-class family entertainment programming that includes original Latin American talk shows, news briefs, variety shows, soap operas, movies, sports, and local programming. For more information about programming visit

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