Bernardo Osuna, known for his sports journalism experience and charisma will serve as commentator for both ESPN and ESPN Deportes. In addition to serving as a commentator for both networks, Osuna will also serve as correspondent for ESPN Deportes in Los Angeles.
“Bernardo is one of the most respected boxing journalists,” said Lino Garcia, General Manager for ESPN Deportes. “He brings with him years of experience, passion for sports, and enormous enthusiasm. His addition will enhance our ability to bring viewers the best boxing content adding to our expertise, across our English and Spanish-language platforms.”
Osuna who contributed for Friday Night Fights in the past added: “I am thrilled and proud to now be a part of the ESPN family. I am excited about the prospect of working with some of the most respected sports journalists in the industry, and collaborating to provide quality coverage of the most important sporting events in the world in both English and Spanish. After 17 years in the industry, this challenge affords me a great opportunity for growth at ESPN and I look forward to sharing my passion and experience with ESPN’s knowledgeable audience.”
Osuna began his career as a Sports director and anchor for Univision in Los Angeles. His work has taken him as far as South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, France for the 1998 World Cup, North to Canada for soccer games and as far South as Mexico for soccer and boxing matches. Osuna has covered several World Series, Super Bowls, NBA Finals, MLS Cup Finals, Gold Cups, Confederation Cups, World Cups and numerous boxing championship bouts.
His professional achievements include the prestigious Sam Taub Award for excellence in broadcast journalism presented by the Boxing Writers Association of America and three Emmy awards.
Osuna a native of Mexico, currently resides in Los Angeles. He holds a double major in Communication Studies and Spanish Literature from the Loyola Marymount University.
Osuna is set to appear as special guest on ESPN Deportes’ Nacion ESPN tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET to speak about his new role with ESPN and on September 15th, Osuna will join our boxing team for the WBC Featherweight title fight in El Paso. He will join Ricardo Ortiz, Delvin Rodriguez and Leopoldo Gonzalez calling the Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Rogers Mtagwa fight during the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence day.