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Ernesto Jerez

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Ernesto Antonio Jerez Bueno
Ernesto Antonio Jerez Bueno

9 December 1967
SpouseVirginia Valverde
ChildrenDaniela, Javier and Virginia Maria

Ernesto Jerez (born December 9, 1967, in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican sportscaster and commentator for ESPN Deportes.


His parents are Angel Alejandro Jerez Matos, and Dulce María Bueno Núñez. He is the third son of the Jerez Bueno family, which includes Miguel Angel, Alexandra, and Dulce. He has three children, Daniela, Javier, and Virginia Maria.


He attended high school at Instituto Evangélico in his native Santiago, then participated in the AFS Exchange Student Program. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in business at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic, in 1991. He also graduated in broadcast journalism at the Northeast Broadcast School in Boston in 1995.[1]

He announced the programming schedule on commercials on the Discovery Channel Latin America, a sister channel of the Discovery Channel.

He was hired by ESPN Latin America in 1995 for SportsCenter International, with Michele LaFountain, a back-then half-hour mutation of ESPN USA's SportsCenter.

Jerez became famous by narrating ESPN Latin America's retransmissions of ESPN USA's ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball and Sunday Night Baseball with the home run catchphrase "Sólido, hacia el jardin (izquierdo, central o derecho), a lo profundoooo... y ¡no... nono, nono, no...! ¡Díganle que no a esa pelota!" This phrase is also played on highlight reels of the U.S. version of SportsCenter, e.g. the highlights of the Home Run Derby with Sammy Sosa.

He has also narrated ESPN Latin America's retransmissions of the NBA on NBC, NBA on TNT, and NBA on ABC.


  1. ^ "Ernesto Jerez es nominado al Salón de la Fama de Cooperstown". www.septimaentrada.com. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2021.

External links[edit]

  1. NBA.com Espanol: Ernesto Jerez, article in English
  2. Ernesto Jerez ESPN Bio