EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to “Off Camera with. . .,” a Front Row series that introduces you to some of the studio anchors who have recently joined ESPN. Today we meet Marysol Castro, who joined ESPN in July 2015 as host of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN.
Favorite team/sports moments: New York Yankees. Winning the ’96 World Series was pretty clutch. They were underdogs. I rarely cry but when the Yanks win a championship, I weep.
Something we don’t know about you: I once auditioned to be a video jockey (VJ) on MTV. I actually took the day off from work as a high school English teacher to wait on line for hours in Times Square. When I finally got to the front of the line, I was so tired, cold and hungry, I almost left. I clearly did not get the job. You’re welcome.
Favorite mentor: My high school English teacher: Kevin Gallagher. He not only taught me how to write, but he gave this smart-alec-kid-from-the-Bronx a good talking to when she needed it.
Favorite Hobby: I love to cook and in my mind I am a master chef. My kitchen knives just haven’t caught up yet.
Do you speak many languages? I speak Spanish and I’m learning Portuguese. I’m becoming more fluent in “hysteria,” which my two young children have seemed to master.
Pet Peeve: Dried-up toothpaste in the bathroom sink. Gross.
Words of wisdom: What other people think of you is none of your business.
Favorite TV show: Anything [produced by] Shonda Rhimes. I also just started binge-watching “Banshee” on Amazon Prime. Holy smokes!