ESPN Deportes presents SportsCenter Semana de La Mujer (Ladies Week)

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ESPN Deportes presents SportsCenter Semana de La Mujer (Ladies Week)

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  Adriana Monsalve, Carolina Guillen and Carolina Padron will host special editions of SportsCenter– the week-long broadcast ends with special reports from Estadio Azteca for Mexico vs. Panama

For the fourth consecutive year, SportsCenter Semana de La Mujer (Ladies Week) returns to ESPN Deportes on Monday, October 7 through Friday, October 11 taking over the SportsCenter nightly broadcasts at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. ET. The Friday edition of Ladies Week will include special reports from Mexico City’s fabled Estadio Azteca for the anticipated 2013 World Cup Qualifying match between Mexico and Panama.

Ladies Week will be hosted by three of the network’s top female sports anchors: Adriana Monsalve, Carolina Guillen and Carolina Padron. Like breast cancer awareness, female participation in sports has risen in the twentieth century. In addition to daily news and analysis, and special interviews, the ESPN Deportes ladies will provide pieces around women’s experiences and their role in the sports world today.

Among the special reports and segments: Olympic Gold Medalist and BMX World Champion Mariana Pajon, current International Racquetball Federation World Champion Paola Longoria, retired Mexican track and field star Ana Gabriela Guevara, Brazilian IndyCar Driver Bia Figueiredo and silver medalist diver Alejandra Orozco.

Adding to the week-long special broadcast, the show will also include  ESPN Deportes’ Claudia Trejos and Georgina Ruiz Sandoval from ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Conn.; Vanessa Palacio and Andrea Schettino from Buenos Aires; Gemma Soler from Spain; and reports from Karin Ontiveros, Mónica Arredondo, Katia Castorena, Marisa Lara, Kary Correa and Nelly Simón from Mexico City.

About Adriana Monsalve

Monsalve is co-host alongside David Faitelson for Nación ESPN, the new weekly program on ESPN Deportes.

Monsalve joined ESPN Deportes in 2007 as the only woman on the team of reporters on SportsCenter, the network’s flagship sports news program, and has become one of the most versatile reporters in the network.

Before joining EPSN Deportes, Monsalve worked as a sports anchor on Telenoticias De Orlando at Telemundo Network where she was honored with the prestigious Paoli Award as Best Sports Reporter in 2005 and 2006. Monsalve also wrote a sports column for El Sentinel.

Monsalve began her career in the entertainment industry in Venezuela as lead singer in the popular bands Chikas, Tartara, and Latin Fiesta. Monsalve made her leap to television as a host on Venezuelan’s morning show, Aló RCTV for over a year.

A native of Venezuela, Monsalve earned her degree in advertising and communications from the Instituto Universitario Nuevas Profesiones in 1999.

About Carolina Guillen

Venezuelan journalist Carolina Guillén serves as host of #Redes, ESPN Deportes new late-night social media-driven and multi-screen sports show; co-host for Béisbol Esta Noche, the weekly baseball news and highlights program; and for Juego Cruzado, the network’s news and commentary program modeled after Around the Horn.

Guillén joined ESPN in 2004 as SportsCenter anchor for ESPN in Latin America. She made her MLB début on ESPN at the 2004 All-Star Game in Houston. Besides leading the weekly baseball program, Guillén has covered numerous MLB All-Star games, Home Run Derby, the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic, the Caribbean Series, and the network’s coverage of winter baseball from Venezuela.

Long considered one of ESPN Deportes’ most versatile commentators, Guillén’s voice was used to dub the character of Colette into Spanish for the Walt Disney film, “Ratatouille,” in 2007.  She has received numerous accolades for her work in sports journalism, including two Premio Mara de Oro and six Telly Awards.

About Carolina Padrón

Padrón joined ESPN Deportes in December 2010 as co-host of SportsCenter.  Padron began her career in her native Venezuela working for Meridiano Televisión, one of the top sports channels in the country.

She is also well-known and loved for her work as a soccer reporter for the radio program “Escuela Vinotinto.”  Padrón went on to become a field journalist reporting on Venezuelan soccer matches and as a commentator for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Germany and the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.  In 2007, she covered the Copa América in Venezuela for Telefutura.  In addition to the experience that she acquired in Venezuela, Padrón covered top sporting events for Radio Marca in Madrid, Spain.

Padrón, originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, currently lives in Mexico City.  She holds a degree in Social Communication from the University of Santa María, Barcelona-Venezuela as well as a Master’s Degree in World Journalism from CEU University in Spain.


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