CC: You’ve worked for the MLB Network, CBS, Root Sports and currently SportsNet LA. How has each experience molded you into who you are today?
CC: Throughout your career, you’ve enjoyed a variety of experiences. Which ones stand out the most? Why?
CC: In 2015, you received the “HOPE Rising” award for your leadership, innovation, and representation of the Latina community. What has that honor meant to you?
Anytime you’re given an award by your peers, it is humbling. Being a woman in a male dominated industry is a challenge but I have never felt being a woman has been a disadvantage or an advantage. I work hard. Bottom line. I’m glad that I can be a role model to young women in any community. I hope they can see that hard work and perseverance pay off, regardless of gender.
CC: Many women struggle with the industry or are looking to break into sports journalism. What’s your advice for those women?
Be prepared and work hard. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to learn more about your subject matter. Know your material, take chances and grow thick skin.