Welcome/Bienvenidos!

I’m among the fortunate ones who throughout his career have earned the respect, trust and faith of talented, experienced and selfless professionals.

They lift me up on their shoulders and help me see farther, reach higher than I ever could on my own two feet.

I work tirelessly every day to earn the opportunities they bestow on me.

It is my responsibility to do the same for those who seek and deserve it. After all “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.

I’m an experienced Broadcasting and Digital Media professional directing growth, change and innovation in several divisions and business cycles for English and Spanish language markets. My career includes working within established structures, but applying an entrepreneurial spirit in developing new processes and working with new technology to remain competitive in the market place.

I am the Publisher and Executive Editor of CTLatinoNews.com, the only English language news, information and entertainment outlet dedicated to Hispanics/Latinos in Connecticut.

I am a believer that diversity drives innovation.
I apply intersectional thinking in developing content and marketing strategies relevant to multicultural audiences by being inclusive and reflective of them. Always happy to connect with professionals seeking to do the same.

I think it is important to invest time in the community. To that end, I work with many organizations which champion the fair treatment of Latinos and underrepresented communities. I am a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), and president, currently serving a second term (first term was 2012-2014). I was inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 2016.

I am the Founder and President of the Hortencia Zavala Scholarship Corporation, providing Latino students with resources to complete a higher education in journalism and communications.

I’m the co-founder of the Latino Multimedia Communicators social media group which shares, discusses and supports professionals and their strategies/products of interest to the Latino community. You can find us on Facebook.

I have been recognized as “One of the Most Influential Hispanics In Sports” by Sports Illustrated. I am a best selling author sharing my experience in monthly articles (many published by renowned organizations) and a new book: Leadership Habits.

Y por ultimo, claro que hablo español!

Como he dicho varias veces…hablar el español no es un lujo, si no una necesidad para salir adelante profesionalmente.

Soy orgulloso de ser peruano-americano. Como muchos hijos de inmigrantes, soy testigo de sus esfuerzos y sacrificios para que la familia salga adelante.

Mis padres han logrado sus metas en parte por la ayuda de otros y es mi deber de hacer lo mismo.

Yo soy su servidor; listo para poner las manos a la obra cuando me necesiten.

Hugo Balta

8 thoughts on “Welcome/Bienvenidos!

  1. I like the blog “You’ll Never Make it” inspiring for young adults. Much interested in knowing if you can speak at High Schools. I think you have a great forum for the Hispanics in our community

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  2. Thank You, Sandra. I certainly do (speak at HS). I volunteer with many organizations like ASPIRA to provide youth with examples of positive role models…especially minority communities. Feel free to email me in order to setup some time to explore the opportunity further.

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  3. I enjoyed your 5 de mayo piece. Correction—Mexicans didn’t lose the war. That’s why Juárez remained as president and French puppet Maximilian faced the firing squad. Also, rather that suggesting tequila, which is now a bit trite and from other parts of Mexico, how about Mescal which can legally be produced in Puebla state. (Tequila can be.)

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