José Mota Biography

December 12, 2018
First published on:December 12, 2018
by William Olver

Facts of José Mota

Birth Name Jose Manuel Mota Matos
Birth Place Santo Domingo
Famous Name Jose Mota
Birth Date March 16, 1965
Horoscope Pisces
Father Manny Mota
Mother Margarita Mota
Net Worth $1.5 million
Salary $45,000
Siblings Andy Mota, Tony Mota
House Location San Gabriel Valley, California
Cars Audi A4
No. of Twitter Followers 19k
No. of Instagram Followers 10k
Height 5 feet 9 inch (1.75m)
Weight 70kg (175lbs)
Show "Game of the Week", "NFL Sunday"
Coworker Amaury Pi-Gonzalez and Mark Gubicza
No. of Siblings 2
Nationality Dominican
Profession Sportscaster and Color Commentator
Famous for Bilingual Broadcasting in Spanish and English
Currently Working For Fox Sports
Awards 2015 Best Foreign Language Commentator
Current City San Gabriel Valley, California
University attended California State University, Fullerton
Currently Married Yes
Married to Marie mota
Wife profession Teacher
Children 2; Joey and Alina

Jose Mota is a Dominican play-by-play announcer who telecasts for the Los Angeles Angels on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket. In addition, Mota is also a Spanish color commentator in an A.M radio station called KWKW. During his baseball career, Jose played for professional baseball teams like Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and Kansas City Royals.


As of 2018, Jose Mota has an estimated net worth over $1.5 million. Being a sportscaster and color commentator, his average salary is estimated to be around $45,000. Jose Mota is married to Marie Mota, to whom he has two beautiful children Joey and Alina.

Jose Mota Early Life 

Jose Manuel Mota Matos was born on March 16, 1965, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to parents Manny Mota and Margarita Mota. His father Manny Mota is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) Outfielder and a longtime Los Angeles Dodgers Coach.

Jose grew up alongside his two brothers Andy Mota and Tony Mota.

CAPTION: Jose Mota with his father Manny Mota SOURCE: Dodger Insider

During his early years, Mota learned to play baseball with his father. At the age of 20, he attended California State University Fullerton in California on a baseball scholarship. Further, he graduated with a degree in Communications.

After graduation, he did an internship with Fred Roggin at Channel 4. He also worked in some of the local TV and radio stations.

Jose Mota Net Worth and Salary

Regarding Jose Mota's salary and net worth, he made most of the career earnings through his broadcasting career. The reported average salary for sportscaster is estimated to be $55,000 a year.

Normally, Major Network Sports announcer could make an estimated net worth over $5 million. Being a Fox Sports West Sportscaster till date, Mota has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million

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The range of professional announcer's salary is reported to be between $18,000-$65,000. Further, Mota has an annual salary of about $45,000.

Mota's net worth also includes a stunning silver Audi A4 car, which reportedly costs around $45,000. There isn't any detailed information about his house locations and other personal properties.

Jose Mota Professional Career

Jose Mota started his career as a baseball player in 1985 and has been broadcasting since 2002, on several sports network.

Playing Career

At the age of 20, Mota accepted a baseball scholarship offered by California State University. In 1985, he was drafted in the second round by the Chicago White Sox in the 1985 Amateur Draft.

Later, he joined some of the best professional baseball teams like Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland Athletics. He was then sent to the San Diego Padres in 1989 and made his major league debut in 1991 with the Padres.

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With Padres, he played in 17 games but had only 17 at-bats and hit .222.

CAPTION: Jose Mota as a baseball infielder SOURCE: The Trading Card Database

The next season he signed with Kansas City Royals as a minor league free agent. With Royals, he batted .230 in 1992, .282 in 1993 and .257 in 1994. Mota played in more than 100 games in each of the three years. 

In Omaha, Mota became known for his versatility, playing every infield and outfield position during his time there. He played in 60 games and is his average hitting was .232

Career Highlights

Year Highlights
1985 Two-time Collegiate All-American second baseman
2015 Best foreign language color commentator
2017 California State University's Alumni Wall of Fame

Broadcasting Career

From 1997 till the present date, Mota has served as a color analyst/play-by-play announcer for the FOX baseball "Game of the Week" in Spanish, including MLB playoffs and World Series, and for the "NFL Sunday" football broadcasts.

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He currently serves as a TV pre/post game analyst on Fox Sports West. In addition, he also handled the in-game color analyst role for home Spanish television broadcasts during the 2013-17 seasons.

He has served as the first and only full-time bilingual baseball broadcaster, as on a given day, Mota addresses both the Spanish and the English-speaking baseball audiences.

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His first MLB broadcast assignment was for the Los Angeles Dodgers Spanish radio in 2001. In 2009, he worked as MLB International's color analyst for the worldwide telecast of the World Baseball Classic.

He worked as a sideline reporter for ESPN during the World Baseball Classic of 2006, 2013 and 2017. On August 20, 2017, Mota did play-by-play announcing for the Angels radio broadcasts on AM station KWKW.

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He became the first MLB broadcaster to do called play-by-play commentary on English radio broadcasts and Spanish radio broadcasts. In January 2018, Mota assisted Vladimir Guerrero as the translator at his introductory press conference.

Jose Mota Personal Life

Regarding the personal life of Jose Mota, he is currently 53 years old. Further, his star sign is Pisces. Mota is married to Marie Mota, a school teacher, to whom he has two children; Joey and Alina.

However, there isn't any detailed information about his wedding information. 

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His father Manny Mota is a former MLB outfielder and a longtime coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mota family founded the non-profit organization Mota's Faces in 2011, which promotes the youngster's education in the Dominican Republic. 

He lives with his family in the San Gabriel Valley. Apart from these, Mota is pretty famous on Social media. He has more than 19k followers on twitter and 10k followers on Instagram.

Jose Mota Facts

Some of the facts of Jose Mota are:

  • Age: 53 years
  • Birthplace: Santo Domingo
  • Star Sign: Pisces
  • Weight: 70 kg (155 lbs)
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inch (1.75m)
  • Wife: Marie Mota
  • Net worth: $1.5 million
  • Salary: $45,000
  • Selected as one of the Hottest 25 Sports personalities in 2007
  • He played a short role in the 1999 film "For Love of the Game"

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