Meet the Only Latina On-Air at the NFL Network
MJ Acosta is leaving NBC and Telemundo San Diego to join the NFL Network. In her new role, she will contribute to shows such as NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay Morning, and NFL Up to the Minute. The former Miami Dolphins cheerleader will be based in the Bay Area to cover the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. When she starts the job September 1st, she will be the only Latina on-air talent at the NFL network. The bilingual reporter -- fluent in English and Spanish -- previously served as the Sports and Entertainment Reporter at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. She was also a licensed boxing announcer with the Florida Boxing Commission for two years, during which she announced dozens of boxing and MMA matches in Miami. The 2011 Barry College graduate has spent several years as an Anchor for Generation Nexxt Youth Sports Network -- a multiplatform youth sports news company. The 39-year-old began her career working for an affiliate of Telemundo on a show called The Roof, where she was one of the dancers. A native of New York, she grew up watching sports. Her father, a former pro basketball player from the Dominican Republic, played in the Optimist League. More here.