Media Bias & The Negative Narrative

Most of what we vehemently defend as true are lies we’ve been conditioned to believe by homogeneous run media. Springfield Technical Community College invited me to be a speaker at their first Diversity Series of the 2017-18 school year. I led a discussion on how media bias can create negative perceptions of minority communities. The…

Excellence In Journalism Conference

Incredibly proud of ESPN’s Sports & The Latino Experience program at the Excellence In Journalism Conference #EIJ17. The conversation highlighted Nacion ESPN on ESPN2 and the Beisbol Experience as examples of how teams from different platforms and networks collaborate in producing content that is inclusive and reflective of US Hispanic sports fans. A special thanks to…

NHMC Los Angeles Impact Awards

Happy to have been in attendance to celebrate 17- year MLB veteran, 6x All Star, World Series champion, pitched a no-hitter + much, much more…Fernando Valenzuela!!  The beisbol icon was honored at the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s (NHMC) Los Angeles Impact Awards on Thursday, September 7, 2017. ​​ Laura Diaz (Fox 11 KTTV) and Rick…

Marvel’s Inhumans 

I joined an ESPN production team near Milwaukee, WI to shoot an interview with actor, martial arts expert Mike Moh for an upcoming feature on Marvel’s Inhumans. Mike plays Tritan in the latest Marvel television project coming this Fall on ABC. We were invited to Moh’s Martial Arts in Waunakee to see Mike and his…

Diversity Summit 

Color Magazine hosted its first ever Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Summit in Boston in July. “The CDO convenes Diversity and Inclusion Leaders for a dialogue around strategy, metrics, and innovation.” Dr. Sadie Burton-Goss on measuring D&I effectiveness: Metrics + Measurement + KPI = Success  Other observations… Culturally competency is crucial in designing multicultural strategies which…

Lucha Libre 🤼‍♀️ 

On a recent trip to Mexico City I was invited to attend Lucha Libre matches at the historic Arena Mexico. ​​ Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling is known for colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds and maneuvers. Wearing masks has a special significance; sometimes the loser must permanently remove his mask. As you can see the…

MLB All Star ⭐️ 

It was great to be at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida to watch the MLB All Star Game and watch a new home run derby king 👑 be crowned! The rookie rises: Aaron Judge meets the hype with Home Run Derby power show ​​ Here’s a drop 🎤 moment… “ESPN Ends the Night as the…