Nilson “Junior” Pepén is a lifelong resident of Boston and a native of the Dominican Republic. He started covering sporting events upon his arrival to the city, becoming the host of sport segments for local Latino television.
In 2000, he became a member of the radio show Conversando De Deportes, Boston’s only Spanish sports talk radio show, which aired on 99.9 FM and 1300 AM. Since then, he has been the producer and host of the show for twenty years. Through those years, he has covered Pan American Games, Baseball Caribbean Series, the World Baseball Classic, MLB World Series, and NBA games.
From 2006 through 2010, Pepén was part of the Boston Red Sox Spanish-language broadcast team. Since 2019, he has returned with the Red Sox and is in his fifth season as the day-to-day Spanish broadcaster. Most recently, Pepén served as a sports presenter for Univision Network, where he participated in the news with his segment, The Baseball Report, and he now conducts the weekly Unideportes Program.