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…

Latina Women On The Backside of horse racing

“When you talk about women and you talk about careers in horse racing, among the challenges is also a lack of visibility and a lack of promotion opportunities,” Hugo Balta said. The backside workers “are the most invisible visible around horseracing,” he said. “They’re everywhere, but they’re nowhere.” Full article by Amanda Beam on the…

Four Named To The NAHJ Hall Of Fame

   I’m honored and humbled to be included in this year’s class.  A special thanks to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) for their generous recognition. From NAHJ:  Hugo Balta, ESPN senior director of multicultural content, past NAHJ President 2012-2014 “Hugo saved NAHJ. He brought back an organization that…

“The Republic of Hugo Balta”

   “This week’s microdoc features Hugo Balta, the Senior Director of Multicultural content at ESPN, immediate past President of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists and the Chair of the Journalism Track at Hispanicize 2015. Balta is Peruvian-American and an Enye (ñ).pe whose parents immigrated to the United States from Peru in their early twenties.”…

ESPN’s Hugo Balta on Sports, Multicultural Content, and Storytelling to Effectively Reach the Latino Audience

“Hugo Balta, the senior director of multicultural content for ESPN, is a man with a deep passion for journalism. A dedicated advocate for advancing the welfare of the Latino community, Balta is also the most recent past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). He’s been celebrated for his volunteer leadership, and he…