Bernardo Osuna Jr., one of the most prominent bilingual sports authorities in Los Angeles, joined ESPN in August 2011 as a commentator for ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN International.
He currently serves as the lead bilingual commentator and reporter for ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ boxing coverage and hosts A Los Golpes alongside Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez. He also serves a bilingual correspondent in Los Angeles for a variety of sports.
Osuna is a renowned sports journalist that has built an impressive broadcast career over the last two decades. At the tender age of 23, Osuna was named sports director and anchor for the 6pm and 11pm newscasts for Univision in Los Angeles. As head of the sports department, he earned three Gold Mic’s for individual reporting and three as anchor for best sports segments. In 1997 and 1998, Osuna was awarded four Emmy’s for his contributions in the best newscast category and again in 2000 as a member of the Morning News anchor team and as a co-host of the 2000 Rose Parade.
In the seventeen plus years since Osuna made his on-air debut, he has hosted the local sports segments in Los Angeles, the largest Spanish market in the United States regardless of language. His work has taken him across the globe, from South Africa for the 2010 World Cup to France for the 1998 World Cup, and as far north as 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 experiences as a reporter have seen him fly in an F-16 with the U.S. Air Force “Thunderbirds,” drive a NASCAR vehicle, ride in an IRL car, try out for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team and has also appeared in video games. Most recently, he voiced the “Don King Presents Prize Fighter” video game.
Osuna is a 1994 graduate of Loyola Marymount University having received a double major in communications and Spanish literature. He currently resides in Los Angeles.