Brandon Ortega joined the Lobo Family in August of 2023, and he serves as Assistant Director of Creative Services – Football, working with the Lobo Football team in helping to promote the program through his lens. Ortega spent 2018-23 with KOB 4, leading the popular 6 and 10 p.m. broadcasts as well as hosting New Mexico GameDay, a Friday night staple.
With Lobo Football, Ortega will work with UNM’s Creative Services team to film various highlight packages and handle many aspects of recruiting visits. Ortega’s involvement will add and enhance Lobo Football’s social media presence.
Along with his coverage of the Lobos for KOB, Ortega covered everything and anything in the state of New Mexico from 2018-2023, from Isotopes baseball to Eastdale’s trip to the Little League World Series to Teton Saltes winning the Wuerffel Trophy to interviewing Lobo draft picks Jason Sanders and JErrick Reed II. Prior to coming to the Land of Enchantment, Ortega worked at KRGV in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. He also worked at KTXS in Abilene. While in Texas, Brandon won an AP Award for his reporting.
He and his wife Rebecca Rivera have a son Julian, who was a regular at Lobo Football practices when he worked at KOB. Outside of sports, Brandon is an accomplished musician, playing drums, guitar and bass, recording at his home studio.