Jessi Losada is one of the most renowned sports broadcasters in the history of Hispanic television. Losada joined FOX Deportes in September 2015 as host and play-by-play announcer for an array of properties, including NFL, college Ffootball, Premier Boxing Champions and FUTUROS Y LEYENDAS
Prior to FOX Deportes, Losada spent 16 years at Telemundo, where he established himself as a preeminent broadcaster, hosting “Titulares Telemundo,” “Boxeo Telemundo,” “Los Triunfadores” and “Junto al Tri.” During his time with the network, “Boxeo Telemundo” ranked as the most-watched boxing show in the nation regardless of language, and “Junto al Tri,” a pregame show featuring the Mexican National Team, was regularly the most-watched program.
One of television’s most respected journalists, Losada has covered some of the most important milestones in Hispanic television history, serving as co-host of the first U.S. Spanish-language telecast of the Olympic Summer Games in Athens in 2004, covering 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games, calling the first NBA game in Spanish in 2002 and the first NFL game in Spanish in 2010. He also made television history by being the first to host back-to-back productions in Spanish for Telemundo and later in English for sister network NBC on the same day.
Losada began his career in Los Angeles with Spanish International Network (SIN), which later became Univision. In 1980, Losada anchored SIN’s first Spanish-language sports program from its Los Angeles studios and was later named co-host and co-executive producer of “Mundo Latino,” the network’s first daily show and the Spanish version of “The Today Show.” During his time with Univision, Losada covered multiple FIFA World Cups and received multiple Emmy recognitions for the network’s coverage. Losada also served as host for its NFL pre-Super Bowl specials and as color analyst for a number of Los Angeles Raiders games for KMEX 34, the Univision affiliate in Los Angeles.
In addition to his role on television, Losada has extensive experience in radio, having worked with the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network from 1984 to 1987 as the Spanish-language voice of the team. In addition, he worked with CBS Hispanic Radio on projects ranging from the NFL Playoffs to Super Bowls to FIFA World Cups.
Losada received the first GLAAD Hispanic media award in 2013 in sports journalism for his work interviewing boxing champion Orlando Cruz, who announced he was gay during the interview. Losada also is the recipient of two Suncoast Emmy Awards and was recognized with an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for his contribution to Spanish-language television in the United States.
In 2014, Losada published his first autobiography, which quickly became an international sensation.