David Faitelson

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Faitelson and the second or maternal family name is Pulido.

Davide Moshé Faitelson Pulido[1] (born November 8, 1968 in Ashkelon, Israel)[1] is a Mexican sports journalist currently working for ESPN Deportes.[2] He currently lives in Southern California and is married and has three daughters.

TV debut[edit]

Faitelson and José Ramón Fernández jointly formed a sport show in Mexico, called DeporTV. In between his stay at TV Azteca, Faitelson covered the World Cup 1986 in Mexico, the World Cup 1994 in USA, the World Cup 1998 in France, the World Cup 2002 in South Korea and Japan, and the World Cup 2006 held in Germany. Faitelson also covered each of the Olympics from 1988 to 2008.

Recent years[edit]

After the World Cup 2006, Faitelson was one of several journalists who moved to sports specific channels. Along with other DeporTV analysts, he joined ESPN Deportes. As of 2011 he covered Mexican football, baseball, the Olympics, and other sports. He was involved in shows such as Raza Deportiva, Fútbol Picante, Sportscenter, Cronómetro, and Nacion ESPN.

"El Color"[edit]

Faitelson is known for his dramatic, inspirational reports on the colorful side of the sport. "El Color" is his trademark and is the best-received of Faitelson's journalism work. He authored several articles. His work includes interviews with athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Carl Lewis, Julio Cesar Chavez, Pele, Diego Armando Maradona, and Nadia Comanecci.

He wrote a memoir called 20 Años de Pasión y Polémica.


  1. ^ a b Testimonio de una Pasión de David Faitelson
  2. ^ (18 February 2009). Biografía - David Faitelson, ESPNDeportes, Retrieved May 11, 2011