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MJ Acosta-Ruiz

Emmy Award Winning Sportscaster, Host of NFL Total Access & Advocate, First-Ever Afro-Latina Reporter and Host for NFL Network

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MJ Acosta-Ruiz Biography

Emmy Award-winning journalist and trailblazing sportscaster MJ Acosta-Ruiz is the acclaimed host of NFL Total Access. Acosta-Ruiz is the first ever Afro-Latina and woman of color to host a show at the NFL Network, and as she is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, contributes across multiple platforms for NFL Mexico and NFL Español. She has covered sports, entertainment, and breaking news for over a decade, while advocating for representation and equality. Acosta-Ruiz recently co-hosted NBC Sports’ On Her Turf podcast, which highlights amazing women and allies who motivate people to be the best versions of themselves. In her reporting, moderating, and as a keynote speaker, she shares her insights on overcoming obstacles, embracing your authentic self as part of the path to success, and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities to create a more just world.

In addition to her work as an award-winning journalist, Acosta-Ruiz works as an advocate for women’s empowerment and representation and equity for marginalized communities. She works closely with A Seat at the Table, a mentorship community for young women interested in careers in sports. Acosta-Ruiz is a sought-after speaker, sharing her inspirational journey and takeaways about strategizing for success, embracing what makes you different, and breaking barriers in her empowering talks.

Speaking Topics
  • Break Barriers and Blaze Trails

    Drawing on her experience of being the first ever Afro-Latina and woman of color to host a major NFL show and working in a male-dominated field, MJ Acosta-Ruiz knows what it takes to overcome obstacles and rise to the top. Her success did not come easily and took a decade to make, refine and shine. Before her entrance onto the national scene, Acosta-Ruiz strategized her steps as if they were a military plan and then defeated rejection, insecurity, loneliness and even gender bias to reach her goal. Her inspirational story is one of hard work, endless preparation, and embracing what makes her different.

  • Embracing Your Authentic, Professional, Beautiful Self

    As an Afro-Latina with a career in media, MJ Acosta-Ruiz opens up about her journey from being told how to look and present herself to the audience, to being an unapologetic curly hair advocate. For some it may seem trivial: “It's just hair. Who cares?” But for MJ it was about owning and loving what made her special and presenting her true and authentic self to the world. When she started her television career over 10 years ago, there was no scenario where she would be allowed to wear her curly, textured hair as it grew out of her head — none. A chemical hair relaxer was like a rite of passage for most of the women in her family, who were taught for generations to hide their pelo malo, or bad hair. It took MJ over 30 years, a lot of internal work, and self-love to get to a place where she felt confident in her own skin and in her own beautiful curly crown. In this talk, Acosta-Ruiz encourages and inspires everyone to present their true selves at work, and move past traditional beauty standards of professionalism.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK MJ Acosta-Ruiz?

    Speaking fees for MJ Acosta-Ruiz, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that MJ Acosta-Ruiz charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire MJ Acosta-Ruiz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR MJ Acosta-Ruiz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like MJ Acosta-Ruiz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book MJ Acosta-Ruiz for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent MJ Acosta-Ruiz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for MJ Acosta-Ruiz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Emmy Award Winning Sportscaster, Host of NFL Total Access & Advocate, First-Ever Afro-Latina Reporter and Host for NFL Network

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MJ Acosta-Ruiz Biography

Emmy Award-winning journalist and trailblazing sportscaster MJ Acosta-Ruiz is the acclaimed host of NFL Total Access. Acosta-Ruiz is the first ever Afro-Latina and woman of color to host a show at the NFL Network, and as she is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, contributes across multiple platforms for NFL Mexico and NFL Español. She has covered sports, entertainment, and breaking news for over a decade, while advocating for representation and equality. Acosta-Ruiz recently co-hosted NBC Sports’ On Her Turf podcast, which highlights amazing women and allies who motivate people to be the best versions of themselves. In her reporting, moderating, and as a keynote speaker, she shares her insights on overcoming obstacles, embracing your authentic self as part of the path to success, and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities to create a more just world.

In addition to her work as an award-winning journalist, Acosta-Ruiz works as an advocate for women’s empowerment and representation and equity for marginalized communities. She works closely with A Seat at the Table, a mentorship community for young women interested in careers in sports. Acosta-Ruiz is a sought-after speaker, sharing her inspirational journey and takeaways about strategizing for success, embracing what makes you different, and breaking barriers in her empowering talks.

MJ Acosta-Ruiz Speaking Topics

  • Break Barriers and Blaze Trails

    Drawing on her experience of being the first ever Afro-Latina and woman of color to host a major NFL show and working in a male-dominated field, MJ Acosta-Ruiz knows what it takes to overcome obstacles and rise to the top. Her success did not come easily and took a decade to make, refine and shine. Before her entrance onto the national scene, Acosta-Ruiz strategized her steps as if they were a military plan and then defeated rejection, insecurity, loneliness and even gender bias to reach her goal. Her inspirational story is one of hard work, endless preparation, and embracing what makes her different.

  • Embracing Your Authentic, Professional, Beautiful Self

    As an Afro-Latina with a career in media, MJ Acosta-Ruiz opens up about her journey from being told how to look and present herself to the audience, to being an unapologetic curly hair advocate. For some it may seem trivial: “It's just hair. Who cares?” But for MJ it was about owning and loving what made her special and presenting her true and authentic self to the world. When she started her television career over 10 years ago, there was no scenario where she would be allowed to wear her curly, textured hair as it grew out of her head — none. A chemical hair relaxer was like a rite of passage for most of the women in her family, who were taught for generations to hide their pelo malo, or bad hair. It took MJ over 30 years, a lot of internal work, and self-love to get to a place where she felt confident in her own skin and in her own beautiful curly crown. In this talk, Acosta-Ruiz encourages and inspires everyone to present their true selves at work, and move past traditional beauty standards of professionalism.

MJ Acosta-Ruiz Videos

  • MJ Acosta-Ruiz: People Need To Stop Disrespecting The Bears
  • NFL Total Access' MJ Acosta-Ruiz Joins Her Huddle!
  • MJ Acosta-Ruiz | Locker Room Talk

FAQs on booking MJ Acosta-Ruiz

  • How to book MJ Acosta-Ruiz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like MJ Acosta-Ruiz for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for MJ Acosta-Ruiz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for MJ Acosta-Ruiz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book MJ Acosta-Ruiz?

    Speaking fees for MJ Acosta-Ruiz, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that MJ Acosta-Ruiz charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire MJ Acosta-Ruiz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for MJ Acosta-Ruiz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like MJ Acosta-Ruiz for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book MJ Acosta-Ruiz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent MJ Acosta-Ruiz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for MJ Acosta-Ruiz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

MJ Acosta-Ruiz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Break Barriers and Blaze Trails and Embracing Your Authentic, Professional, Beautiful Self. The estimated speaking fee range to book MJ Acosta-Ruiz for your event is available upon request. MJ Acosta-Ruiz generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bomani Jones, Greg Gumbel, Malika Andrews, Sebastian Salazar and LZ Granderson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling MJ Acosta-Ruiz for an upcoming live or virtual event.

MJ Acosta-Ruiz Speaking Topics

  • Break Barriers and Blaze Trails

    Drawing on her experience of being the first ever Afro-Latina and woman of color to host a major NFL show and working in a male-dominated field, MJ Acosta-Ruiz knows what it takes to overcome obstacles and rise to the top. Her success did not come easily and took a decade to make, refine and shine. Before her entrance onto the national scene, Acosta-Ruiz strategized her steps as if they were a military plan and then defeated rejection, insecurity, loneliness and even gender bias to reach her goal. Her inspirational story is one of hard work, endless preparation, and embracing what makes her different.

  • Embracing Your Authentic, Professional, Beautiful Self

    As an Afro-Latina with a career in media, MJ Acosta-Ruiz opens up about her journey from being told how to look and present herself to the audience, to being an unapologetic curly hair advocate. For some it may seem trivial: “It's just hair. Who cares?” But for MJ it was about owning and loving what made her special and presenting her true and authentic self to the world. When she started her television career over 10 years ago, there was no scenario where she would be allowed to wear her curly, textured hair as it grew out of her head — none. A chemical hair relaxer was like a rite of passage for most of the women in her family, who were taught for generations to hide their pelo malo, or bad hair. It took MJ over 30 years, a lot of internal work, and self-love to get to a place where she felt confident in her own skin and in her own beautiful curly crown. In this talk, Acosta-Ruiz encourages and inspires everyone to present their true selves at work, and move past traditional beauty standards of professionalism.

MJ Acosta-Ruiz Speaker Videos

  • MJ Acosta-Ruiz: People Need To Stop Disrespecting The Bears
    NFL Total Access' MJ Acosta-Ruiz Joins Her Huddle!
  • MJ Acosta-Ruiz | Locker Room Talk
    The New YorkHER Podcast: Ep. 17 With MJ Acosta-Ruiz
  • MVP Roster of Curly Hair Products-My Journey to Natural Hair on TV
    It’s taken a full two years, several curly cuts, countless curly product combinations, and more awkward hair days on national tv then I’d care to remember...but it was all worth it to get back to...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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