Balta Nurturing Relationships

“Hugo Balta to take on temporary assignment nurturing relationships between #ESPN, #ABCNews and journalism organizations that champion newsroom diversity” Richard Prince’ Journal-isms

Hugo Balta: Beyond The Pitch

“In this episode of Beyond The Pitch, Juan Arango is joined by Hugo Balta … one of the most influential executives in US television 📺… giving a voice to Latinos via media outlets in this country. “ “As Senior Director at ESPN and with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) – he has given…

THINKNOW HISPANIC SOCCER FAN STUDY 2018

Latinos do not have to assimilate in order to be part of the American experience/culture. The key to a soccer fan’s heart is the digital platform. – “Hugo Balta, Senior Director of Hispanic Initiatives at ESPN, joins us on the #ThinkNowMRX #Podcast Series to discuss the recent ThinkNow Hispanic Soccer Fan Study.” Listen 👂 in:…

Major Line-up of National News Anchors and Reporters Prepare to Tackle Tough Latino Media and Community Issues at Hispanicize 2018

“These are the times that try our Latino soul both as journalists and as human beings,” said Hugo Balta – Senior Director of Hispanic Initiatives at ESPN and former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). “Our journalists track will help our industry assess how we’re navigating through these situations and what we’re…

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…