Jessi Losada, who left Telemundo Deportes in March of this year, has landed a new job with FOX Deportes, based in Los Angeles. The sports network hired him as play-by-play announcer for NFL and College Football and blow-by-blow announcer for Premier Boxing Champions.
He makes his debut today on the network’s Tuesday night PBC series, teaming up with boxing champion Daniel Ponce de León.
Jessi spent 15 years at Telemundo, where he anchored “Titulares Telemundo,” “Boxeo Telemundo” and led Spanish-language coverage of NBA, NFL and Olympic games for the network. While at Telemundo, he also hosted some English productions for NBC. He also called the first NBA game in Spanish in 2002 and the first NFL game in Spanish in 2010.
He previously spent 21 years at Univision, starting as a sports anchor and producer in Los Angeles in 1980, when it was Spanish International Network (SIN). He anchored SIN’s first Spanish-language sports program from its Los Angeles studios and was later named co-host and co-executive producer of “Mundo Latino,” the network’s first daily show.
During his time with Univision, Jessi covered multiple World Cups and was part of the broadcast team to be honored with a regional Emmy award for its coverage of the 1990 Italy World Cup telecast and a national Emmy in 1994 for the USA World Cup. Losada was also part of Univision’s NFL coverage, serving as anchor for five pre-Super Bowl specials and as color commentator for KMEX-34.
In addition to his TV work, Jessi has extensive experience in radio. He worked with the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network from 1984 to 1987 as the Spanish-language voice of the team and with CBS Hispanic Radio on multiple NFL Playoffs, Super Bowls, and several World Cups.
He is the recipient of an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for his contribution to Spanish-language television in the United States.