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

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

Adriana Monsalve, Carolina Guillen, Kary Correa and Carolina Padron take over SportsCenter during an entire week in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the fifth consecutive year, SportsCenter Semana de La Mujer (Ladies Week) returns to ESPN Deportes on Monday, October 13 through Saturday, October 18 during the SportsCenter nightly editions. Ladies Week will be hosted by four of the network’s top female sports anchors: Adriana Monsalve, Carolina Guillen, Kary Correa and Carolina Padron. The shows will also feature the participation of ESPN’s Karin Ontiveros, Claudia Trejos and Nelly Simón.

In addition to daily news, analysis, and exclusive interviews, the ESPN Deportes’ Ladies Week will feature special segments around women’s role in the world of sports today, breast cancer awareness, celebrities’ favorite athletes and in-depth profiles on ESPN Deportes female talent.

Among special guests joining Ladies Week: Top-ranked Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa, current International Racquetball Federation World Champion Paola Longoria, Mexican track and field champion Ana Gabriela Guevara, Olympic diver Paola Espinosa, Mexico’s women national soccer team star Maribel Dominguez, and Piojo Miguel Herrera’s daughter Mishelle Herrera.

Adding to the week-long special broadcast, Claudia Trejos will join ESPN Deportes boxing show Golpe a Golpe for a special show dedicated to women in boxing, featuring the following in-depth pieces:

  • 20 years of Mexican Female Boxing
  • Boxing with a Female Body
  • Female Boxers to Earn as much as Male Boxers
  • The Story of Laura Serrano – First Latin American Female Boxer Champion
  • Pioneers in Female Boxing

Female and male sports fans can join the conversation on social media using hashtag #SemanadelaMujer

About Adriana Monsalve

Adriana Monsalve is the co-host of the Emmy-winning show Nación ESPN, alongside David Faitelson. She is also one of the most recognized female sports reporters and commentators on Spanish language television. Her charisma and fresh style have made her a favorite to cover news, sporting events, and interviews with the most important athletes and sports stars in the world.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Monsalve joined ESPN Deportes in 2007 as anchor for SportsCenter, the network’s flagship sports news program, becoming one of the most versatile reporters at the network. As SportsCenter’s anchor, Monsalve presented daily game highlights, special segments, and exclusive interviews with top athletes and important sports figures including soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham, boxer Sugar Shane Mosely, and tennis players Venus Williams and David Ferrer, among others. For the past five years, Monsalve has also presented the Spanish-language coverage of ESPN’s popular ESPYs Awards, which brings together the best athletes in celebration of the best in sports.

Before joining ESPN 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.

About Carolina Guillen

Venezuelan journalist Carolina Guillén serves as co-host for Béisbol Esta Noche, ESPN Deportes’ weekly baseball news and highlights program; and #Redes, ESPN’s social media-driven sports and entertainment show. In addition, Guillén hosts ESPN Deportes Radio New York 1050 AM show Zona ESPN NY, a high-energy program that focuses on all types of sports that interest the New York fan. She is also part of E60’s team of journalists, and regularly serves as a tennis commentator.

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 a SportsCenter anchor.  She also serves as reporter for a variety of sports including tennis, baseball, soccer and American football. 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.

About Kary Correa

Correa joined ESPN Deportes in 2010 to be part of the show World Cup studio show Sudáfrica al día, and is currently serving as anchor of SportsCenter, and co-host of Los Capitanes and NFL Semanal. She has covered important athletic events including the SuperBowl, Acapulco Tennis Open, and boxing matches. Most recently, during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, she was host of the television special El Color de Brasil.

Correa has had an expansive career in television and theater. She has a degree in Dramatic Arts from CEFAC (Centro de Formación Actoral de TV Azteca), and has supplemented her studies with speech courses and acting workshops (theater and television).

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Gabriela Nuñez

Gaby Nuñez is manager of communications for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Latin American. She joined ESPN in October 2010 and is based in the company’s New York City offices. In this role, Gaby is responsible for the creative development, strategy and overall publicity efforts for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Latin America. Gaby grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and later moved to the U.S. Prior to joining ESPN, Gaby worked a various PR agencies in Miami and Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. from Florida International University.
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