About Hugo

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Speaking to NAHJ Chicago Chapter members

Hugo Balta is the Senior Director of Hispanic Initiatives at ESPN.

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Control Room, Fusion HQ

Hugo leads a start-up unit focused on initiatives to raise the quality, profile and delivery of diverse news gathering and storytelling.

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Part of the One Nacion TV Special Team

 

 

One of his responsibilities is the creation of video and multimedia content targeting the US Hispanic audience across all ESPN and ESPN Deportes platforms

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Moderator, Excellence In Journalism Conference

Hugo is a diversity and inclusion media consultant, a sought after guest speaker and writer.

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NAHJ 2014 National Conference


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Speaking to students in Houston, TX

He is the immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) having served from 2012-2014.

He is a member of the advisory board with the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and Hispanicize.

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Hugo is a best selling author sharing his experience in monthly articles (many published by renowned organizations) and a new book: Leadership Habits
 

 

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Presidential Award of Excellence, NAHJ

Balta is an award winning journalism veteran of more than 20 years who’s experience includes CBS, Telemundo and NBC before joining ESPN.

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Emmy, Best Local Newscast – NYC


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The Connecticut Balta’s

He lives in Central Connecticut with his wife Adriana and two children, Isabella and Esteban.