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Ever wonder how nominee selection and voting works for Star Awards?

Here's what you need to know!

Those who won an award for a specific category the previous year are not eligible to be nominated for that same category the following year, however they can be nominated for other categories if applicable.


Each company can submit one nomination ballot for first round of voting.


Nominees must be in the Houston Market.


TV, Radio, Out of Home and Print companies will receive 20 votes in addition to their membership. 
If there is no membership, then they will just receive 20 votes.


Agencies receive 10 votes in addition to their membership. 
If there is no membership, they will just receive 10 votes.


MAH Members receive the number of votes outlined in their membership, in addition to their given votes. 
Example:  If KHOU has a 5 person membership, they will receive 25 votes (5 for their membership, 20 for being a TV station)

Individual members are eligible to vote.


First round of voting—the top three or four nominees for each round will move on to the final round of voting. 
For categories, like MAH Rising Star and Market Rock Star or any category where there is a close tie, four will move on to the final round of voting.


Each nominee for the final round of voting will be sent an essay to complete, as part of their overall score.


Essays will be sent to 10 out-of-market judges who will submit their ballots to the CPA.


All essay scores and voting scores will be submitted to a CPA to tabulate the final winner for each category.


Scoring is 55% voting and 45% essay for final scores.

Congratulations to our 2023 Media Alliance of Houston Star Awards Recipients!

Out of Home or Print Account Executive

Karen Hernandez, Outfront Media


Out of Home or Print Media Manager or VP

 Jimmy Hintz, Clear Channel Outdoor


Sports Team Professional

Amber Sellers, Professional Sports Partners

Digital Sales Professional (All Media)

Angie Aranda, iHeart Media

On-Air TV Personality     

Mia Gradney, KHOU


Local TV Account Executive 

Victor Guajardo, KTRK


TV Sales Manager or Director of Sales

Lori Hanson, KHOU


TV News Director

Liz Roldan, KHOU


TV Market Manager or VP

Bobby Springer, KHOU


Radio Producer or News Director

Figgy Fig, Audacy


Radio On-Air Personality

Robert Guerrero, Radio One


Local Radio Account Executive

Missy Alwais, iHeartMedia


Radio Sales Manager or Director

Rachel Signorelli, Audacy


Radio Program Director or Operations Director

Melissa Chase, Audacy


Radio Market Manager or VP

  Sarah Frazier, Audacy     


Promotions Director or Marketing Professional

Jonathan Cook, Radio One


Local Media Sales Assistant or Traffic Assistant

       Irma Diaz, iHeart Media


Local Community Affairs Director

Rick Boeker, Telemundo


Local Agency Support Staff

Alexia Huesca, Mind Dance Marketing


Local Agency Account Service/Brand Management

Michelle Holmes, Mind Dance Marketing


Local Agency Buyer

Athena Anzaldua, Love Advertising


Local Agency Planner

Maria De La Riva, Love Advertising 


Local Agency Digital Professional

Marc Vasquez, Strike Marketing


Local Agency Media Director or Associate Media Director 

Kelley Rodriguez, Love Advertising    


Agency Principal

Brenda Love, Love Advertising


Agency of the Year (Small)

Brivic Media Group 


Agency of the Year (Large)

Malone Media Group


MAH Rising Star

Mara Diaz, Brivic Media Group


Market Rock Star

Elizabeth Bond, KHOU

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