Sports journalist MJ Acosta has joined the team at NBC 7, the NBC owned and operated television station in San Diego.
Acosta will be the sports anchor for NBC 7 News at 6 and NBC 7 News at 11 on weekday evenings. She will also be a significant contributor to NBC 7’s Sportswrap franchise both online and on air.
“I am very excited to join NBC 7 and look forward to diving in and sharing my passion for sports and journalism with my new community,” said Acosta.
As the daughter of a professional basketball player, Acosta grew up in a sports-focused household. Since then, she has fulfilled her inherent interest in sports by working as a sports anchor at Generation Next Youth Sports Network in Miami from 2011 to 2013 and most recently, as a sports, entertainment and breaking news reporter and anchor for the ABC affiliate in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area.
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When she isn’t covering the local teams, Acosta embraces her athletic nature by running a charity 5K race, pushing through obstacles at events like the Spartan Race, or exploring her adventurous side by sky diving. She also has a passion for philanthropy.
She has worked with several organizations including the “Wounded Warrior Project”, “Best Buddies” and Susan G. Komen’s “Race For The Cure."
Acosta earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Barry University and is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader.
NBC 7 is proud to have MJ on the team and is looking forward to San Diego getting to know the newest NBC 7 team member.
“I’m thrilled that MJ is part of the NBC 7 news team and family,” said Greg Dawson, NBC 7’s Vice President of News. “MJ’s vast experience as a sports journalist, coupled with her avid passion and dedication to the world of sports, will help us deliver the best sports coverage that San Diegans want.”