In his first two years as a multiplatform reporter for ESPN, Stefano Fusaro has covered the NBA, NFL, MLB, soccer, boxing and more.
Fusaro, whom this past weekend was in Las Vegas covering the Canelo Alvarez versus Daniel Jacobs fight, recently signed a new, multi-year contract to remain with ESPN. The Emmy Award-winning journalist looks forward to doing even more in the years to come.
“I do love the fact that they’ve used my versatility,” Fusaro said. “I’ve been able to do so many different things with the company.”
Fusaro said his favorite assignment so far was covering the 2018 NBA Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. Based in Houston, Fusaro spent a lot of time with the Rockets before and during the series.
“I’ve always been a big-time basketball guy,” he said. “It was an amazing series and my first time working a series of that magnitude with ESPN. It was an eye-opening experience as an ESPN employee as to how many tools we have to be able to do our jobs and do them well. That’s why we’ve been the best and that’s why we’re going to continue to be.”
He will be part of ESPN’s news platforms coverage of Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Semifinals as the Golden State Warriors visit the Houston Rockets tonight in the Toyota Center.
Fusaro, who reports in English and Spanish, also has covered the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, usually appearing midweek from practices. He’s working on an upcoming story on the Mexican National soccer team and has reported from three of the biggest boxing matches this year.
When he joined ESPN in 2017, he had covered boxing and soccer extensively in a previous job for Univision, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
“I’m loving being able to do soccer and boxing because it’s where I started,” said Fusaro, a Miami native and Florida International University alum. “I’m very much enjoying it because I’m going back to my roots.
“I cherish the opportunity that I’ve been given to work closely with so many talented people at ESPN,” he said. “I want to continue to expand my network in all of the sports that I cover, so that I may continue to have that ability to be versatile and hopefully leave my stamp on several of ESPN’s platforms. I am one of the typical sports fans that we serve and it’s what I love to do.”