Posted Oct 8 2004 1:07AM
Ernesto Jerez, who has served as commentator for a variety of sports since joining ESPN International in 1995, plays a prominent role in ESPN’s Spanish-language telecasts of Major League Baseball. Jerez calls play-by-play for both ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage throughout Latin America and ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts on ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language service in the United States.
Jerez began his career at ESPN as anchor of SportsCenter: International Edition. Through the years, he has also provided play-by-play for ESPN International’s Spanish-language coverage of the NBA, WNBA, and NCAA basketball. Jerez has called three MLB All-Star Games, four World Series, and Mark McGwire’s record-breaking 61st home run game in 1998. He also conducts interviews for ESPN Perfiles, a program that provides an in-depth look at Latin American athletes.
Prior to joining ESPN, Jerez worked for several cable and broadcast entities including the Discovery Channel, where he served as the Spanish voice for promotions. He has also worked as an assistant weekend news producer at WCVB-TV in Boston and as an anchor at WUNI-TV, also in Boston. Jerez has also taught English as a second language in Boston and in the Dominican Republic.
Jerez graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic with a bachelor of arts degree in business in 1991. He then went on to study broadcast journalism and graduated from the Northeast Broadcast School in Boston in1995.