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Our team is an eclectic mix of sports minds brought together to create a new style of sports content. With the rise of the Latino athlete it has become ever more clear that a new voice is needed to tell and share their story.

Eduardo Martinez

Eduardo Martinez graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and received his introduction into sports journalism while interning for the Indiana Pacers in the winter/spring of 2011. After completing his internship, Eduardo covered the DePaul men's basketball team during the 2012-2013 season for Rivals/Yahoo! Sports network. A self-described college basketball enthusiast, Eduardo takes a specific interest in telling the stories of Latino college basketball players.

Sunny Cadwallader

Sunny Cadwallader is a sports-social media writer who hails from Arizona. Currently based in the Pacific Northwest, Sunny has worked with established broadcasting companies both locally and nationally like ESPN. Shortly after joining Twitter in 2009, Sunny saw the potential for Twitter to become a sports reporting tool. She became one of the first writers to incorporate tweets and other social media statuses into her writing. Sunny is a respected voice within the sports and social media communities based on her knowledge of various social media platforms and contacts in the sports industry. After freelance work with ESPN, Sunny is employed with Sportsmanias as a freelance content curator.

Gabriel Mesa

I'm a biomedical engineering major from Miami. I'm from a large Cuban/Puertorican family. I'm a huge Dolphins and Hurricanes fan. I have experience writing sports for very small local sites.

Jose Romero

Jose M. Romero is one of the veteranos in the "pocos pero locos" brotherhood of Latinos in American mainstream sports media and serves as managing editor, head writer and co-owner of The Sporting Nation. He's been in the sportswriting business as both staff writer and freelancer since 1997. Over the years, Jose has worked for the Seattle Times and is now a freelancer for the Associated Press and anyone else who helps him pay the bills. His work has appeared on such sites as Fox Deportes, SB Nation, Fox Sports Arizona, the Arizona Republic website,, Advance Media, and

Steve Rivera

Steve Rivera has covered University of Arizona athletics for more than 25 years, more exclusively the UA men's basketball team for the last 23 years. He's attend 17 Final Fours, three NBA championships (Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs), two Olympic Games (2000 Australia, 2004 Greece) and a host of world championship boxing matches. He's the author of three books, all involving the University of Arizona men's basketball team (Arizona Basketball Vault, Tales of the Arizona Locker Room, Tales of the Arizona Hardwood). For 23 years he was a writer/columnist for the Tucson Citizen ( and a contributor to USA TODAY, and a current writer/columnist for

Lisa Blanco

Lisa-Charisse Blanco is currently working for Fox Sports Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications in 2012, Blanco reported and anchored for the school’s award winning Cronkite NewsWatch and for two years held a position as reporter, host, and producer for Fox Sports Arizona’s student-produced “Sun Devils 101” television program.

Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez has traveled an exciting sports road, breaking into the business as sports reporter/anchor for a small FOX affiliate in the central valley in 2007. Since then he has graduated from the San Diego State Sports MBA program, interned with the San Diego Padres, Learfield Sports and SDSU Athletic Department. Shortly after receiving his degree, Robert went to work FOX Sports International. During his time with FOX, he aided in the launched of the 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage on, supported the development of FOX Soccer 2go and mapped the social media strategy for FOX Deportes.


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