About Hugo

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Speaking to NAHJ Chicago Chapter members

Hugo Balta is a Multimedia News Executive, Diversity & Inclusion expert, Management Trainer, Talent Coach and president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).

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Control Room, Fusion HQ

Hugo is the former Senior Director of Multicultural Initiatives at the Disney ABC Television Group (DATG), who led 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 was the creation of video and multimedia content targeting the US Hispanic audience across all 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 current president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) having serving a second term (first term 2012-2014).

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

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Hugo has been recognized as “One of the Most Influential Hispanics In Sports” by Sports Illustrated.

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.