President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists President Exits ESPN
Hugo Balta has left his post as Senior Director of Hispanic Initiatives at ESPN Deportes after seven years with the network. Balta is currently serving his second term as President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and recently added a new side gig as an On-Camera Talent Coach for No Whining Talent Group (NWT). NWT is nationally recognized for investing in the success of on-air journalists as storytellers and newsroom leaders. Balta says he’ll be working with NJ Spotlight, CALmatters, Identidad Latina, and other print and digital media to help expand their reach to Latinos by developing strategies for improving storytelling in English and Spanish for local and national coverage. The bilingual multimedia news exec, who is fluent in English and Spanish, joined ESPN in 2011 as a Coordinating Producer for SportsCenter. “I’m taking advantage of an opportunity to take all I’ve learned in the past several years in order to focus on projects where I can integrate journalism, diversity and inclusion and a focus on best serving the U.S. Hispanic audience,” Balta told Media Moves. More here.