Bureau Reporter & Commentator, ESPN Deportes
Jaime Motta has more than a decade of experience in sports broadcasting and is currently the Los Angeles and West Coast correspondent for ESPN Deportes.
Since arriving at ESPN Deportes, Motta has covered the biggest sporting events in the United States, from the World Series to the Final Four. He has served as the ESPN Deportes reporter for the United States Men’s National Soccer Team and followed the team during the World Cup in Germany 2006. Motta continues to be their beat reporter. He has also worked as a sideline reporter for ESPN Deportes covering international soccer matches, like Guadalajara vs. Real Madrid in 2005, as well as performing the same duties during the 2005-06 NBA seasons and is ESPN Deportes’ boxing reporter covering every major fight.
Before joining ESPN, Motta co-hosted Galaxy Deportivo and was the color commentator for the MLS Champion Los Angeles Galaxy for KWHY-22 where from 2001-03, he was the weekend sports anchor, as well as the main anchor for Mundo Deportivo, a half-hour sports show on Saturdays and Sundays. His previous assignment was as the West Coast correspondent for GolTV.
Motta began his professional career as a sports producer in 1990 for Univision’s Spanish language KDTV-14. He also worked as a general assignment reporter and as sports anchor and reporter for KDTV-14. In 1996, Motta moved to Los Angeles to become the weekend sports anchor-reporter for Univision’s KMEX-34, until 2000 when he worked as the West Coast Sports Editor for Univision Online.
Motta also worked as a freelance reporter for Pan-American Sports Network (PSN) where he covered a vast array of events from World Cup Qualifying matches to countless boxing fights, the World Series and the NBA Finals. He’s currently one the most recognized sports personalities in Los Angeles and was the play-by-play announcer for some of Top Rank’s fight cards.
A native of Guatemala, Motta graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor of science Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology. While at UM, he was the play-by-play announcer and color man for the football, baseball and basketball programs.
Motta currently resides with his wife and children in Santa Clarita, California.
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