Georgina Ruiz Sandoval
Commentator & Analyst
Georgina Ruiz Sandoval who joined ESPN in 2007, is one of the most versatile female Spanish-language broadcaster covering an array of sports including Football (NFL and NCAA), Cycling, WNBA, Action sports, Figure Skating, Hockey, Track and Field, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Gymnastics and magazine shows for fitness.
She has hosted the NFL Monday Night preview show NFL Esta Noche since 2011. In 2013, she became the first female broadcaster to provide play-by-play Super Bowl commentary for ESPN in Latin America (SB XLVII). Later in 2013 she added the first female to provide Spanish-language play-by-play NBA commentary for ESPN Deportes to her resume.
Ruiz-Sandoval has also covered the Tour de France for ESPN International since 2001. Known as “The Voice of the Tour” in Latin America, she is the only female in the world to provide play-by-play for the tournament.
Ruiz-Sandoval has also provided Monday Night Football on-the-field reporting for ESPN International and has contributed to SportsCenter with news reporting on MLB, MLS and NFL. On special assignments, she has co-anchored SportsCenter for the US, Mexican and Central American markets.
Prior to joining ESPN, Ruiz-Sandoval worked as a reporter, anchor, and broadcaster from 1989-1990 with Canal 11’s weekend show Nuestro Deporte. She also covered ONEFA (Mexican college football) and the 1990 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexico. From 1991-95, she served as a reporter, anchor, and broadcaster with Multivision Cable TV, working events such as the 1992 Olympic Games, the 1991 Pan-American games, the 1995 Track & Field World Championships, Mexican college football (1991-94),Tour de France (93-94) and the Tour of Mexico (1991, 93 & 94).
During the same period, she also worked as a reporter and co-anchor for the sports newscast, Score Final, on Multivision TV, Stereo Rey-Radio and Cuestion de Deporte. In 1996, she was a reporter, co-anchor and information coordinator for the Palco Deportivo project by Radio Formula and Channel 40 TV in Mexico City.
Goga, as fans know her, has been recognized for her contributions in the sports industry. She has received a Tellly bronze award for her contribution to the ESPN ONEFA final production in 2007 and received the “Night of the Champions” award in Guatemala for her contribution to sports broadcasting in Latin America in 2011. She has also earned other honors for her work including twice being elected to serve on the jury for the “Premio Nacional del Deporte”, which elects the premier athletes in Mexico.