ESPN Los Angeles
Sandy Nunez is a Coordinating Producer overseeing all studio production personnel for ESPN Los Angeles. Sandy manages staffing for shows such as SportsCenter Los Angeles, The Jump, NBA Countdown, and Jalen and Jacoby.
Sandy joined ESPN in 2007 where she worked as a Coordinating Producer on SportsCenter in Bristol for two years before moving back to the west coast. In 2009, she spearheaded the launch of SportsCenter Los Angeles with Neil Everett and Stan Verrett at ESPN’s newly opened LA office. The debut of SCLA marked the first time ESPN's flagship show was broadcast outside of the company’s headquarter office in Bristol, CT.
Sandy came to ESPN from ABC News in Los Angeles where she covered domestic and international news for nine years. Her work was shown on World News Tonight, Good Morning America and Nightline. Assignments included Immigration Reform, Hurricane Katrina, Presidents Nixon and Reagan Funerals, the World Trade Center bombings and several political democratic and republican conventions. Internationally, she covered suicide bombings and violence in the occupied territories in Israel in 2002 and healthcare in Taiwan for Peter Jennings’ special series in 2003. She was also posted in Turkey and Qatar for several months during ABC’s 2003 war coverage.
In 2001, Sandy was charged with opening the network’s Seattle office where she supervised all news coverage in the northwest region as well as daily production for all ABC show platforms.
Recent honors include:
Named “2019 National Latino Leader Award Winner” by the National Diversity Council
Awarded “Woman of Inspiration” by WISE Los Angeles
Named one of “The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports” by Sports Illustrated
Named one of “Los Angeles Most Influential Latina Journalists” by the California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA)
Sandy currently serves as President of NAMIC So Cal (National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications.) She is a founding member of both Chief and Allbright, professional career clubs for women in Los Angeles. Sandy is a member of several organizations representing women including WICT, WISE, and AWSM. Sandy lives in Los Angles with her husband, Chris Jolly, and their two golden retriever rescues, Nemo and Dory.