Associated Press’ senior leadership announced in a memo to staff that Ricardo Zuniga is returning to Associated Press from ESPN, where for the last 4 years he worked as deputy director for the Americas.
Before joining ESPN, Ricardo spent 20 years at AP in the United States and Latin America, leading Latin American and Spanish sports coverage.
Speaking about Ricardo’s previous experience for AP Executive Editor Julie Pace, Vice President and Head of Global News Gathering Paul Haven, and Deputy Head of News Gathering Michael Giarrusso said: “He was a key presence at World Cups and Olympics, and he led our collaboration with news teams in Latin America. He’s a creative and engaging news leader who believes deeply in AP’s ability to set the news agenda, in sports and beyond.”
See the press release from Associated Press announcing the development here.