Inés Sainz

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Inés Sainz
Inés Sainz Gallo.jpg
Sainz in 2013
Born (1978-09-20) September 20, 1978 (age 39)[1]
Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
Residence Mexico City,[2] Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Television personality, sports reporter, model
Years active 2001–present
Home town Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico[3]
Height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Television TV Azteca / Azteca America's
Deportips Y Mas
Los Protagonistas
De Safari
Spouse(s) Héctor Pérez Rojano
Television producer

Inés Sainz Gallo de Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈnes ˈsains]; September 20, 1978)[1] is a Mexican journalist hosting the Spanish-language sports interview program DxTips (or, Deportips); she is also a journalist for Azteca Deportes. Sainz and her husband, who reside in Mexico, own the production company that created the show.[4] Sainz works in the English language as a boxing match hostess.


Sainz grew up in a family of three siblings in Mexico City, Mexico, all of them brothers, one her twin. Although Sainz was an athletic tomboy active in a number of sports (she became a black belt in taekwondo at the age of 14, competing in national competitions) Sainz's mother, a homemaker, wanted her to be more feminine, and encouraged her to enter professional modeling,[2] which she did, shooting commercials for such companies as Bacardi, Hoteles Misión, and Telcel.[5]

Sainz graduated with a licenciatura en derecho ("bachelor in law") degree from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in Querétaro and a masters in tax law from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.[6] Her father was likewise a lawyer. Additionally, Sainz obtained a graduate degree in sports business administration.[7] Moving from modeling to television sports reporting,[2] Sainz married Mexican television producer Héctor Pérez Rojano and they have four children, María Inés, Eduardo, Hector, and Maya.[3][4][8] Sainz remained an active participant herself in such sports as football, swimming, volleyball, basketball and tennis.[5][6]


Public image[edit]

In 2010, TV Azteca's website's featured photo galleries of her as well as an article in its "Bad Girls" section extolling her as a woman of intelligence and humor, illustrated by a photo of her modeling a swimsuit.[9] Likewise, during the 2000s, Sainz appeared on the cover of such Spanish-language magazines as Revista Gente y la Actualidad,[10] H Para Hombres, Maxim, and Esquire Mexico.[11][12] Prior and during the 2010 World Cup, pictures of Sainz were featured on such places as Bleacher Report[13] and the websites run by Sports Illustrated[14] and Men's Health.[2] Sainz was chosen by the magazine FHM as the fifth sexiest woman sports reporter in the world in August 2009.[15]

Sports reporting[edit]

Inés Sainz at the Mexico vs. North Korea international friendly football match in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, on March 17, 2010.

Sainz has interviewed, among others, tennis players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, basketball players Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, baseball players Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez and association football players Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.[6][8][16] By July 2006, Sainz had covered three Champions League tournaments and four NBA Finals, the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2006 World Cup.[17] As of 2009, Sainz had covered six Super Bowls,[18] the first, Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002.[19] In January 2009, promoting American football stars to a Mexican audience, Sainz ran an informal biceps competition during the Super Bowl XLIII "media day," awarding her "Strongest Right Arm" award to the Arizona Cardinals' defensive end Antonio Smith.[20] According to the Palm Beach Post, at the 2007 Super Bowl's "media day," Sainz was photographed as often as Peyton Manning;[19] and according to The Daily Telegraph, she was "besides Manning, the single-most popular person on the premises."[21][22] During a period when Terrell Owens was not speaking with the press in 2008, it was only Sainz who was able to gain an exclusive interview with the wide receiver.[1]

Boxing promotion company Top Rank hired Sainz to conduct pre-event reports and interviews and offer ringside commentary for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito World Super Welterweight Championship bout in Arlington, Texas on November 13, 2010.[7][23] Sainz co-hosted broadcast commentary for the March 12, 2011 Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga bout.[24]

In 2016, it was announced that Sainz would be a host on the Netflix reality show Ultimate Beastmaster.[25]


In 2010 the TV Azteca reporter sought an interview with then NY Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and she had been standing on the sidelines during practice when Jets players and coaches appeared to throw footballs in her direction. Later, as she waited in the locker room to conduct an interview with Sanchez, she was reportedly the target of lewd comments from players and staff. She tweeted in Spanish: "I'm so uncomfortable! I'm in the Jets locker room waiting for Mark Sanchez and trying not to look around me." And a few moments later, she wrote, "I want to cover my ears." Media persons reported that team members made "catcalls and rude comments".[26] According to Sainz, it was "the rest of the media start to hear the different kind of things that I didn't hear."[26] She accepted a personal apology from Jets owner Woody Johnson when those incidents became known to him.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Sainz lost a contract to be the spokesperson for a Mexican bank, which she said was "very painful" for her;[27] however, she said that the publicity resulting from the event also led her to become "the most popular journalist right now in Mexico and Latin America."[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Sheridan, Michael; Hartenstein, Meena (September 13, 2010). "Ines Sainz, reporter in Jets sexual harassment firestorm, defends self, denies feeling offended". New York Daily News. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Is Ines Sainz the World's Hottest Woman?". Women of MH. Men's Health. September 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Gámez, Sabino (April 3, 2009). "Inés Sainz: 'No soy tan vanidosa'" [Inés Sainz: 'I'm not that vain'] (in Spanish). La Prensa Honduras. Está casada con Héctor Pérez Rojado y tiene tres hijos: una niña llamada María Inés de cinco años y dos gemelos que nacieron en octubre del año pasado y que los bautizó como Héctor y Eduardo Pérez Sainz. ... Su trabajo no sólo se resume en trabajar como conductora con apariciones diarias, sino hacer la producción independiente de Deportips en su propia productora. ... ...El encanto de esta chica nacida en Ciudad de México, pero criada en Querétaro.... ("She is married to Hector Perez Rojado and has three children: a daughter named Maria Ines of five years and twins born in October last year named Hector and Eduardo Perez Sainz. ... The work entails not only duties as host of Deportips with daily appearances but also as an executive of its independent production. ... ...The charm of this girl native of Mexico City but raised in Queretaro....") 
  4. ^ a b Molina, Brenda (February 11, 2009). "Debe Inés Sainz su figura al deporte Miércoles". El Mañana. Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Agencia Reforma. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. En octubre, la reportera dio a luz a Héctor y Eduardo, productos de su segundo embarazo. ... Inés Sainz se dio a conocer gracias al programa "Deportips", el cual se transmitió por primera vez el 20 de septiembre de 2002 y que sigue al aire. Su esposo, Héctor Pérez Rojano, y ella son los productores de dicha emisión. ("In October, the journalist gave birth to Hector and Eduardo, products of her second pregnancy. ... Ines Sainz debuted thanks to the program Deportips, which first aired on September 20, 2002 and continues to air. Her husband, Hector Perez Rojano, and she are the producers of every episode.") 
  5. ^ a b Ruiz de Icaza, Maru (June 29, 2004). "Inés Sáinz sólo habla con estrellas". El Universal. Archived from the original on September 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c "Inés Sainz la periodista mexicana que levantó a toda Argentina". Sitios Argentinas Notas & Noticias. June 7, 2006. Según informa la TV Azteca en su página de internet, Inés es 'egresada de la carrera de Leyes por la Universidad del Valle de México en Querétaro, y con una maestría en Derecho Fiscal por la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro'. Además da cuenta de que “ha entrevistado a algunos de los deportistas más destacados del orbe como Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Zinedine Zidane y Shaquille O`Nelly”. Además de haber jugado al fútbol de salón, también practicó natación, voley, basquet y tenis. Pero eso no es todo, ya que la actual conductora de 'Deportips' además es cinturón negro de tae-kwan-do. ("As reported by TV Azteca on its website, Ines was 'a graduate in law from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in Queretaro and a masters in tax law from the Autonomous University of Querétaro.' Also it's realized that 'she has interviewed some of the world's leading athletes such as Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Shaquille O'Neal.' Besides having played indoor association football and practiced swimming, volleyball, basketball and tennis. But that's not all, because the current host of Deportips is also a black belt in taekwando.") 
  7. ^ a b "Super Sexy Ines Sainz to Cover Pacquiao vs. Maragarito". October 14, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c Johnson, Tim. "Female sports reporter from Mexico surprised she's focus of much controversy". Kansas City Star. McClatchy Newspapers. 
  9. ^ Waszak Jr., Dennis (September 14, 2010). "NFL talks to female reporter about Jets behavior". Associated Press. 
  10. ^ "Inez Sainz on the cover of Gente magazine". Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Who is Ines Sainz?". MyFoxBoston. September 14, 2010. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. 
  12. ^ Scrap, DC. "Super hot sideline reporter Ines Sainz bikinis it up in Esquire Mexico". Guyism. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010. 
  13. ^ Kearney, Andrew (May 23, 2010). "World Cup WAGs: Team Mexico". Bleacher Report. 
  14. ^ Traina, Jimmy (June 16, 2010). "T.O.'s up". Sports Illustrated. 
  15. ^ "The Five Sexiest Sports Reporters in the World". FHM Online. August 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-08-11. 
  16. ^ Castrodale, Jelisa (September 16, 2010). "Castrodale: Ines Sainz shouldn't have to explain herself; it's the men who are acting like idiots". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. 
  17. ^ "A Inés, ser bella le da privilegios". El Universal. July 11, 2006. 
  18. ^ "Super Bowl media day a true circus". San Francisco Examiner. Associated Press. January 28, 2009. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. 
  19. ^ a b D'Angelo, Tom (January 31, 2007). "60 Seconds with Ines Sainz". Palm Beach Post. 
  20. ^ Bickley, Dan (January 27, 2009). "Bickley: Cards handle media-day blitz well". 
  21. ^ Spander, Art (February 1, 2007). "Colts and Bears fed to hungry 4,000". The Daily Telegraph. 
  22. ^ "Media Day". Newsweek. January 30, 2007. 
  23. ^ "Ines Sainz will be a factor at Manny Pacquiao fight". USA Today. October 14, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Watch the Cotto-Mayorga Weigh-in Live Online". March 11, 2011. 
  25. ^ Prudon, Laura (May 9, 2016). "Netflix Orders Global Competition Series 'Ultimate Beastmaster' from Sylvester Stallone, Dave Broome". Variety. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  26. ^ a b "Sainz: Others Balked at Jets' Behavior, Not Me: Says Colleagues Objected, Concluded It Was Wrong; Says She's Been Hassled Before -- Just Never So Rudely". CBS News. September 14, 2010. 
  27. ^ Rand, Michael (November 12, 2010). "RandBall Q&A: Reporter Ines Sainz on the Mark Sanchez incident, T.O. and more". Minneapolis Star Tribune. 

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