From Reality Show Contestant to World Cup Reporter

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Los Angeles Times

Journalists can be a jaded lot. Even at a major event like the World Cup.

But there’s at least one reporter here for whom the assignment has been a dream job.

Daniela Rodriguez, an aspiring TV reporter from Houston, beat out more than 1,000 other contestants on ESPN Deportes “Dream Job: The Reporter” reality show last month, winning the opportunity to do on-air reporting on the Mexican World Cup team from South Africa.

“I didn’t expect it,” said Rodriguez More…

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