Journalist Tico Medina Dies At 86

He was considered one of the pioneros of television and had an Ondas award, among many other recognitions

Tico Medina, the well-known pioneros journalist in the world of television in our country, died this Monday at the age of 86. It was confirmed this morning by the presenter of Cadena Cope Carlos Herrera, who confirmed the death of Medina, after an illness that had left him in “serious condition.”

Born in Piñar (Granada) in 1934, Escolástico Medina García, better known as Tico Medina, developed an extensive and successful professional career, which led him to work in numerous media throughout Spain and to receive innumerable awards and recognitions throughout of their life.

Among them, a Premio Ondas (1961), the Antena de Oro (1965), the International Prize for Journalism in Europe of the Hispanic Institute of International Investigations of New York (1974) or the Silver Caravel of the Ibero-American Press Correspondents Association (1977). 

Also the Golden Pen of the Mexican Government (1990), the Rodríguez Santamaría Prize from the Madrid Press Association (1996) or the Pedro Antonio de Alarcón National Journalism Prize from Granada (2000). In addition, he received the Silver Medal of the Asturias region (1998), the Andalusia Medal (2008) and the Gold Medal for Merit at Work (2017).

There are many television programs in which the Granada journalist sneaks into the homes of millions of Spaniards. 300 million , between 1978 and 1983, A full page , in the 90s, Extra Rosa  or Las mañanas de Rosa , and in the first decade of the 2000s, in Con T de Tarde  with Terelu Campos on Telemadrid. Tico Medina, however, started his professional career on Radio Granada and the Ideal newspaper. Later he made the leap to Madrid, where he was one of the most prominent figures of the now-defunct Pueblo . He was also editor-in-chief of the magazine ¡Hola! 

In addition, the journalist was also a screenwriter for some films such as Aprendiendo a DIre , by Pedro Lazaga (1962) and La Niña de Muto , by Manuel Summer (1964). In his role as an interviewer, the interviews with the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, Pope Paul VI, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro or Salvador Dalí stand out.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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