The 30 Most Influential Hispanics In Sports 

Not sure I’m deserving of being on this prestigious list, but certainly grateful to be included with many members of the ESPN Familia and other sports media outlets 🙏🏼👍🏼💪🏼 “Balta began his reporting career as a producer for NY1 in 1994. Since then, he has worked for Telemundo, NBC, MSNBC, WCBS and most recently, ESPN.…

Unfiltered Sports Talk

One of the most candid conversations I’ve been fortunate to be a part of. I was a guest on Unfiltered Sports Talk podcast. Here’s some of the topics covered: -Challenges, missions and goals  -Sports in the Latino community and families -Weakness of diversity promotion in MLB and lack of equal opportunity for managerial and front…

Highly Relevant with Jack Rico 

Thrilled to have been a guest on Highly Relevant with Jack Rico. We spoke about my work in ESPN’s commitment to best serving Hispanic sports fans including the pioneering program Nacion ESPN on ESPN2. Here’s the podcast begins lineup: ESPN Executive Hugo Balta on “Latinizing” ESPN 7:36 – Peruvians in sports 9:24 – How he…

Event Recap: Recognizing and Addressing Unconscious Bias

“A sought-after speaker and thought leader on the subject of unconscious bias, and also the author of the recently-published book Leadership Habits, Balta began his presentation by defining unconscious bias – an inflexible positive, negative, or unknown belief about a category of people.” Keith Pillow did a wonderful job of accurately recapping the discussion I…