Fernando Palomo uses his vast soccer background to bring depth and insight to his work as the lead soccer play-by-play commentator covering European soccer in Spanish. He is the host of Fuera de Juego, ESPN Deportes and ESPN International’s highest-rated international soccer program since 2006.
Palomo regularly contributes to ESPN’s soccer coverage in English as a studio commentator and play-by-play for select marches.
Palomo joined ESPN in 2000 as a SportsCenter anchor for ESPN in Latin America. He also served as an anchor for SportsCenter for ESPN Deportes from 2004 – 2006.
Palomo started his broadcasting career in 1999 with Channel 4 TV in San Salvador as a sports commentator covering a variety of events including the Olympics and the Pan American Games. In his native El Salvador, Palomo also showed his journalistic range as a correspondent for Radio Cadena YSU and as a columnist for El Diario De Hoy.
Throughout his career, Palomo has covered hundreds of matches including the UEFA Euro, FIFA friendlies, the Italian League, Spanish League, and the UEFA Champions League, among many others. He has called more than ten UEFA Champions League Finals, and in 2010 served as one of ESPN’s English-language play-by-play commentators during the FIFA World Cup.
Outside of his work as a sports broadcaster, Palomo was a member of the National Track and Field team of El Salvador and is the country’s record-holder in the javelin throw.