Hugo Balta is no longer at ESPN. He has left the company after seven years.
Balta joined ESPN in 2011 as a coordinating producer for “SportsCenter” and was named Senior Director of Multicultural Content for ESPN’s Digital & Print Media team two years later.
In 2016, he moved to a new role at the sports cable network that focused on diversity and inclusion as Senior Director of Hispanic Initiatives at ESPN Deportes.
“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 tells Media Moves.
“I will be working with NJ Spotlight, CALmatters, Identidad Latina and other print/digital media in expanding their reach of Hispanics/Latinos by developing strategies for improving storytelling in English and Spanish in local and national coverage.”
Balta, who is currently serving a second term as President of NAHJ, says he’ll also work as a talent coach and expand his work as a management, diversity and inclusion and strategy consultant.