Jorge & Izzy
Jorge Sedano hosts ESPN Radio’s Jorge & Izzy (weekdays, 9 – 11 p.m. ET) – which debuted February 8, alongside Israel Gutierrez.
Sedano joined ESPN in 2013 as the host Sedano & Stink show on ESPN Radio, with Mark Schlereth. Following Schlereth’s departure from ESPN Radio in March 2015, Sedano hosted The Sedano Show.
Sedano has more than 15 years of radio broadcast experience. Prior to joining ESPN, he served as program director and afternoon host at Sports Radio WQAM in Miami for one year. Sedano also served as studio host for Fox’s Sun Sports telecasts of the Miami Heat in 2012-13.
His radio career began in Miami in 1999 and has included stints on WAFN-AM until 2001, WINZ-AM (2001-04), and The Ticket Miami (2007-12). He hosted the Miami Heat pre- and post-game shows on WIOD-AM from 2004-2007. He also spent those three years hosting a nationally syndicated show for Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles (2004-2007).
His television career began in 2010 on CBS 4 WFOR-TV in Miami as a sports anchor which included hosting duties for CBS Sports. He contributed to ESPN and the NFL Network programming. Sedano’s resume also includes local football play-by-play for Florida International University for two seasons, 2010-11.
Sedano graduated from Florida International University in 1999.
While still playing in the NBA, Rose began working for Fox Sports Net’s Best Damn Sports Show Period, including his own lifestyle-oriented Jammin’ With Jalen segment. Shortly after retiring in 2007, Rose joined ESPN and also created Three Tier Entertainment (TTE), a Los Angeles-based production and management company. TTE produces commercial projects with a worldwide mass appeal for film, television and the web, including The Fab Five, part of ESPN Films.
Rose attended the University of Michigan where the Wolverines reached two NCAA Title games, in 1992 and 1993, finishing as national runners up. The point guard was a part of Wolverines coach Steve Fisher’s legendary 1991 recruiting class, dubbed the “Fab Five.” He led the group in scoring his freshman year, averaging 19 points per game, and set the school freshman scoring record with 597 total points. Michigan is the only team in Final Four history to ever start five freshman.
In 2000, Rose established the Jalen Rose Foundation/Charitable Fund to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. More than $1.2 million in charitable donations personally donated by Rose have been distributed since the foundation’s inception. In 2011, Rose’s hometown of Detroit awarded him with a Spirit of Detroit Award in recognition of his exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life. Additionally, the Detroit News named him Michiganian of the Year in 2013.
In 2011, he established the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA). The open enrollment public charter high school in Detroit gives students a leadership-focused education based upon real-world, project-based experiences within the career context of sports and entertainment. Rose also serves as the President of the Board of Directors.
Rose began his collegiate career at Michigan as a mass communications major, and ultimately earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland University College. He currently has a scholarship endowment in his name at Michigan
Israel Gutierrez wears several hats at ESPN and joined the network in 2012. He is a reporter for NBA on ESPN games, a regular contributor to ESPN.com and ESPN’s NBA studio shows, including Around the Horn and Sports Reporters. Additionally, he co-hosts Jorge & Izzy with Jorge Sedano and Izzy & Amin with Amin Elhassan.
Prior to arriving at ESPN, Gutierrez worked as a reporter for the Miami Herald (2002-?) and the Palm Beach Post (2000-02) covering the Miami Heat. During his time in Miami, he made appearances as a guest panelist on several ESPN studio shows.
Gutierrez is originally from south Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism.