After almost a year and a half as Managing Editor at WCBS in New York, Hugo Balta is leaving the station. He switches gears, moving over to sports, accepting a job as Coordinating Producer at ESPN. He’ll be responsible for content and on-air look of studio and event related programs.
Hugo says he’ll be mentoring and working with producers and on-air personnel “to plan and produce innovative, challenging and entertaining sports productions while maintaining the highest journalistic standards.”
His last day at WCBS is Sept. 21. He starts at ESPN on Monday the 26th.
Why the change?
“I decided to join ESPN because of the great brand worldwide and it’s assertive approach to producing content on multiple platforms,” Hugo tells me. “Sports is a unifying force (regardless of gender, ethnicity and income). To be able to contribute in continuing, improving and expanding the production and reach of such a well respected media company was an opportunity I could not pass by.”