JORGE ANDRÉS

Jorge Andrés is a host and anchor for ESPN, joining the network in 2011. His responsibilities include SportsCenter,Numbers Never Lie, Highlight Express, and ESPNEWS. Andres also contributes to ESPN The Magazine and to ESPN Radio, and anchors Baseball Tonight, and SportsCenter Saturday.

Prior to joining ESPN, Andres was lead sports anchor, reporter and producer for WZDC Telemundo Sports in Washington DC. He was also a regular contributor to ESPN Deportes Radio and WILC 900AM, and a frequent in-studio guest and analyst for (Washington) Redskins Nation on Comcast SportsNet, ESPN 980, WTOP Radio, and NBC 4.

Andres began his career in radio in Fredericksburg, Va. where he did morning sports updates for the Spanish-language multi-format station WYSK 1350AM. He was later hired as a producer at WXTR ESPN Deportes Radio 730AM and sister station WTEM ESPN 980 in Washington DC. At ESPN Deportes Radio and WTEM ESPN980, Andres exhibited broadcasting, reporting, and management skills, rising from the production side to reporter and host in July of 2008. That same year he was named Director of Operations at ESPN Deportes while also hosting a daily local sports program and anchoring updates/fill-in host in English at ESPN 980.

In August of 2008, Andres headed the Redskins first Spanish language broadcasting team, for three seasons calling play-by-play and serving as the team’s reporter for the D.C. ESPN properties in Spanish and English.

Andres is a graduate of George Mason University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass communications and played three years of varsity football. Previously he attended Radford University where he was a walk on for its Division I soccer program.

Born in Lima, Perú and raised outside of Washington D.C. in Springfield, Va., Andres remains involved in the D.C. community as part of many charities and foundations, including The Chris 4 Life Colon Cancer fund, The Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow Foundation, The Washington Humane Society, Pink Jams Breast Cancer foundation, Niños Rising, and CASA. In 2010 Jorge took his charitable work to a national level joining the Michael Walton Foundation as a motivational speaker to inner city youth in D.C., Milwaukee, New York, and Connecticut.

Andres is currently preparing to launch The Jorge Andres Foundation, designed to motivate inner city youth to achieve their full potential.

 

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