Locker Room Talk: NFL Sideline Reporter MJ Acosta-Ruiz

From Miami Dolphins Cheerleader to regional sports reporter to anchor of NFL Network's premiere headline show, "NFL Total Access"; MJ Acosta-Ruiz knows a thing or two about taking a chance, and betting on herself. 

MJ opens up about what it’s really like to be a sports journalist. Every sideline reporter, writer, anchor and entertainment industry professional goes through it, but it is rarely talked about: the unpredictability and loneliness of the job. 

She also openly talks about stripping away the industry norms as it pertains to women and especially women of color working in sports broadcasting. The highlight of her career so far was interviewing J. Lo and Shakira before their iconic Super Bowl performance, in English and in Spanish. 

Locker Room Talk is a weekly show highlighting the achievements of women and Latinas in sports. Hosted by Julie Alexandria and Jennifer Mercedes, two Latinas with more than 20 years of sports industry reporting experience, Locker Room Talk is a show celebrating women in all aspects of the sports world by recognizing their contributions and the barriers they have overcome in their journeys. New episodes of Locker Room Talk debut every Wednesday on La Vida Baseball social channels.