Host, Nación ESPN - ESPN Deportes, ESPN International
Adriana Monsalve is 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.
Monsalve is co-host alongside David Faitelson for Nación ESPN, the daily sports and entertainment program modeled after ESPN’s hugely popular and Emmy-winning show SportsNation.
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.
Monsalve earned her degree in advertising and communications from the Instituto Universitario Nuevas Profesiones in 1999.