Alfredo Bejar a is journalist and media maker. His independent film credits include Imagining Mina (producer/director/editor), a feature-length documentary about the legendary Peruvian boxer Mauro MIna, which was recently named the best Peruvian film of 2014*. His short film Getting to Heaven, about three immigrant restaurant workers in New York City, won festival awards in the U.S. and Brazil. Another short film he directed, Ghosts, Goblins and Other Stories, about children's supernatural experiences, was broadcast on PBS. He was creative producer of the short films Once Upon a Time in the Bronx, also shown on PBS, and Candico, co-winner of the Best Documentary award at the National Latino Film and Video Festival at the Public Theater.
Alfredo began his media career as a desk assistant at WABC-TV's Eyewitness News, in New York, shortly after graduating from college, and was promoted to writer/segment producer. After a year in Hollywood working on a live music series, he returned to New York to work as an associate producer at WNBC-TV's News 4 New York. He later moved to Spanish language media, as an investigative reporter in print at El Diario/La Prensa. Stories he wrote there were picked up by El Tiempo, in Colombia, and The New York Times. He joined ESPN International, as a sports announcer/commentator when the cable network first began broadcasting in Spanish. During his ten years at ESPN, he covered auto racing, boxing, basketball, and soccer. Concurrently, he worked as a boxing announcer for HBO, and a commentator on the New York Jets' Spanish language radio broadcasts. For the past three seasons, Alfredo has called football games, in Spanish, for The NFL on CBS while making independent web videos.
Born in Argentina, Alfredo moved to Peru at the age of two and to the U.S. when he was nine. He currently resides in Dutchess County, New York.
* "Lo Bueno y lo Malo del Cine Peruano en el 2014" ("The Good and the Bad in Peruvian Cinema in 2014), www.limagris.com, 1/1/15