Ricardo Zúñiga Joins ESPN As Deputy Coordinating Editor For The Americas
ESPN has appointed Ricardo Zúñiga as deputy coordinating editor for ESPN’s global digital content team. Zúñiga will report to Patrick Stiegman, vice president and editorial director of global digital content.
In his new role, Zúñiga will help drive a wide variety content coverage across ESPN’s digital properties in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America and other territories. He will also work closely with the ESPN Deportes team on editorial integration of the U.S. Hispanic content.
“With nearly 20 years of experience leading diverse teams and covering major events such as World Cups and Olympics, Ricardo has the management experience, journalistic acumen and cultural appreciation of sports across Latin America to help drive successful content coverage of all types across ESPN’s digital properties throughout the region,” says Stiegman.
Zúñiga previously held several editorial roles, in various regions for the Associated Press — first in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, then after 10 years in Mexico City. He spent several years as the AP’s Latin American Sports Editor, based in New York. His responsibilities at AP included planning, coordination and editing of Spanish and English language content for clients in Latin America and U.S. Hispanic markets.
He also planned and executed editorial, multimedia and social media coverage for several major international events including numerous World Cups, Olympic Games, Copa Americas, Pan Am Games and Confederations Cups. His other responsibilities included co-production and editing of multimedia packages for major events, working with the AP’s English-language Sports Service to coordinate and execute bilingual content, and the creation and execution of social media strategy for AP Deportes.
Zúñiga was born in Puerto Rico, and lived in Chile for a decade in his youth. He went to university in Puerto Rico before working for the Associated Press in San Juan, Mexico City and New York.