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Jose "Pepe" Mantilla is a Mexican sports broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers and USC Trojans football.
A graduate of UNAM in Mexico City, Mantilla is known throughout the Southland through his role as a commentator for the Los Angeles Lakers since 1993. In addition to his work with the Lakers, he has also served as a commentator for a series of soccer games, NFL games and other events for Fox Sports, while also serving the network as a play-by-play man for MLB broadcasts.
Mantilla is one of the region's foremost experts on the sport of soccer. He covered the 1986 and 1990 World Cups as a reporter before covering a pair of World Cups in the United States, the 1994 World Cup and the 1999 Women's World Cup, as well as Major League Soccer for Univision Channel 34. In 2002, Mantilla provided the play-by-play for a number of games at the FIFA World Cup in Japan/Korea for DirecTV, a role that he has also performed at various other events, including FIFA World Youth Championship.
During the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Mantilla was a commentator for English-language radio station KLAC while also serving as a commentator in various sports programs in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.