Verizon and Univision team to make a fan a soccer reporter


Here’s a prize that’s likely to be a dream come true for one lucky US soccer fan. Univision and Verizon are conducting auditions to select one Spanish-speaking fan to become the official “Reportero para Verizon” and a member of Univision’s sports team providing live coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches in South Africa.

Interested applicants can audition live or submit a video online via (keyword: Reportero Verizon) highlighting their ability to report; knowledge of sports; creativity; overall personality in front of the camera; and why they should be chosen as a Reportero para Verizon for Univision. The winner will be selected based on those criteria, Univision and Verizon announced.

From now through May 10, Verizon and local Univision stations in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego, Philadelphia, Tampa, Boston and Washington, D.C., will host auditions. Information and updates about the casting calls are available at (keyword: “Reportero Verizon”). Univision and Verizon will also host another round of casting during major events in Los Angeles at Fiestas Broadway on April 24, and at Cinco de Mayo events in New York and Dallas on May 2.

Univision will broadcast all 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa games in HD across Univision Network, TeleFutura, the Univision and TeleFutura Station Group and on video on demand.

Verizon Wireless has exclusive rights to stream live Univision Interactive Media’s Spanish-language broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches from South Africa later this year.