Michelle Dejesus from Nikita’s Salon in the lower level of the Galaxy mall picked up an Emmy Award during the 61st annual NY Emmy Awards Gala on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis.
Michelle won in the category of “Craft Specialty: Makeup” for her work with WNJU Telemundo 47, where she plies her trade five days a week, preparing news anchors and others for broadcast. Her day starts long before dawn in the network’s Fort Lee studio, where she has been working for close to five years. Then in the late morning she heads to Nikita’s for job number two: serving the customers of Guttenberg and vicinity.
The award was voted on and presented by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The event was attended by 800 television and media professionals, including many familiar television personalities from news, entertainment, and sports. “These are the most important individuals in New York media,” states the Academy website, “all on hand to salute the outstanding accomplishments of their peers.”