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Interview: Carolina Guillen, ESPN Deportes

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In 2004, ESPN launched a network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day in the Spanish language - ESPN Deportes. To celebrate the its five year anniversary, the network recently announced the launch of ESPN Deportes Replay, a multimedia campaign that will give fans the opportunity to program the network for three consecutive weeks.

LAist had the opportunity to exchange emails with someone who has been at ESPN Deportes since its inception, five years ago. Carolina Guillen, the host of Béisbol Esta Noche who has previously served as a field reporter and Sports Center anchor took some time out to talk about the last five years with the network, the recently announced campaign, her career in sports broadcasting, her colleague Erin Andrews and her love for Los Angeles.

Can you believe it's already been five years for ESPN Deportes?
I can not believe it, life goes flying by, and the years go by. I remember it like it was yesterday when the Latin audience living in the U.S started watching ESPN on their own language. It was a big hit!

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Are you excited to see which programming the fans select for the ESPN Deportes campaign? Are you rooting for anything in particular to win? Is there a report that you have done or an event that you have covered in particular that would like to see included?
Yes I’m very excited because it gives the audience a voice and also a choice to demand what they really like to see. I’m rooting for the Winter Baseball and Caribbean Series since these two events are the ones that I’ve covered and followed as a professional and as a fan.