John Laguna brings vast experience to FOX Deportes as the play-by-play announcer for its premier properties including the NFL, UEFA Champions League and Major League Soccer. He also hosts the news magazine show FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO alongside former MLS player Mariano Trujillo. In 2014, Laguna made history alongside Super Bowl XLV champion Brady Poppinga, as the duo called Super Bowl XLVIII, the first-ever Spanish-language Super Bowl telecast in the United States.
Laguna joined FOX Deportes in 1996 as a commentator for a number of properties, including InterLiga, Champ Car Racing and Super Series Squash. During his time at FOX Deportes, Laguna has covered multiple properties ranging from ATP to WTA to NCAA basketball and NFL Europe. In 1999, he began calling the NFL SAP (secondary audio program) transmissions for FOX Sports in the United States, followed by FOX Sports International from 2000-06. In this role, he called six Super Bowls and quickly became one of the most-respected commentators throughout Latin America.
Prior to FOX Deportes, Laguna served as a sideline reporter for the Los Angeles Lakers and was the official Spanish-language radio voice of the Los Angeles Galaxy, USC Trojan Football, Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Clippers for 830AM KMXE. From 1996 to 2005, Laguna was a sports anchor for KHWY Channel 22 News in Los Angeles and led special reports for the 1998 and 2002 World Cups. Laguna began his broadcasting career in Mexico in 1979 working for Televisa, the leading network in the country.
He was born in Easton, Pa., and raised in Mexico City. Laguna resides in Los Angeles with his wife Ofelia, son Edward and daughter Natalya.