Commentator, ESPN Deportes
Eduardo Varela serves as a Spanish-language announcer for ESPN Deportes covering the NFL, college football and tennis. Since joining ESPN in 1994, he has acovered major football events including Superbowls and National College Championship games. Varela became the first Spanish-speaking announcer to call an NFL game for television in the United States in September 2001.
A native of Mexico City, Varela worked for several cable and broadcasting entities prior to joining ESPN. In 1990-91, he worked as a reporter for the radio shows Superdeportivo on Televisa Radio XEX 730, and from 1990-94 Espacio Deportivo on Grupo Acir Sat, covering different sports in Mexico City.
From 1990-92, Varela was also an NFL play-by-play commentator for the radio stations Televisa Radio XEX 730 and XEQ 940. In addition, from 1991-94, he worked as a sports announcer and reporter for Televisa Cable Deporte covering NFL and Canadian Football League games, college football, tennis including Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open. In 1993, as a reporter for the news show Cable Deporte Noticias, he had an exclusive interview with the Brazilian soccer legend, Pelé. From 1993-94, he also hosted the show Punto Final on Radio Sportiva 690 ESPN recapping the day’s sporting news.
In April 1994, he started working as host of the radio show Sopa Deportivo for XEX 730 Televisa Radio. In June of that year, he moved on to the United States to continue working for the station as a New York correspondent covering the NFL, Major League Baseball, and tennis’ US Open.
During his career, Varela has also collaborated with various print media such as the daily newspaper La Afición, the magazines Deporte Internacional and Viva Futbol Americano and the “Official Program of the NFL American Bowl” in Mexico City.
Varela graduated with a degree in journalism from Escuelia de Periodismo Carlos Septién Garcia, the top University in Mexico for journalism.
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