I Follow: Carolina Guillén

ESPN's Carolina Guillen (ESPN)
ESPN Deportes reporter Carolina Guillén is a host of #Redes.(ESPN Images)

Editor’s note: I Follow is all about ESPN employees on Twitter: what they tweet, whom they follow and how you can interact socially with anyone and everyone.

Today we visit with Carolina Guillén, one of the hosts of the new ESPN Deportes program #Redes (8 p.m. ET, M-F). Guillén joined ESPN in 2004 as a SportsCenter anchor for ESPN in Latin America before moving to Bristol in 2008 to become one of ESPN Deportes’ most versatile commentators.

Twitter handle: @caroguillenESPN
Followers: 348,274
Following: 623
(*as of 03/19/13)

When did you join Twitter and why?
I joined three years ago. Everyone was talking about it, so I knew I was missing something and my curiosity led to my joining.

In what ways do you use Twitter?
I mainly use it to keep my followers updated on the day’s most relevant sports news. I also like to share my opinions with them as well. My followers expect me to share my thoughts and I’m happy to do so.

Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Argentine tennis player Juan Ignacio Chela. His jokes always make me laugh. I have a preference for original people like Juan. There is a very thin line between being authentic and ridiculous on Twitter, but he definitely does it the right way.

How do you use Twitter on #Redes?
#Redes is all about social media. On #Redes, we immerse ourselves into social conversations about sports, music, pop culture and anything else fans are talking about. One of my favorite parts of the show is Twitter wars, when we talk about tweets from ESPN personalities that have sparked some serious debates.

What’s it like preparing for a nationally televised live TV show like #Redes?
I always define it as a state of “stress,” but the good stress! I’m a perfectionist and always make sure I’m prepared, but with #Redes, that dynamic changes because there is no predetermined script. The show is determined by the trending topics of the day.

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