May 15, 2024

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ESPN Baseball Reporter Marly Rivera Fired After Hurling Expletive at Another Reporter

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ESPN Baseball Reporter Marly Rivera Fired After Hurling Expletive at Another Reporter

Following an altercation with another female reporter, ESPN national baseball reporter Marly Rivera was let go by the network. She had used an expletive toward the other female reporter.

In a statement to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday, ESPN confirmed that Rivera “no longer works here.” The bio for Rivera is no longer included with the other staff members of the network.

Regarding the incident, the network made no additional comments.

Before the New York Yankees’ 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on April 18, Rivera and reporter Ivón Gaete reportedly made an attempt to speak with Aaron Judge. Rivera allegedly informed Gaete that she had previously scheduled the time to speak with Judge, but that Gaete disregarded her.

Rivera then called Gaete an “expletive,” which was captured on film.

“I fully accept responsibility for what I said, which I should not have,” In a statement to The New York Post, Rivera said. “There were mitigating circumstances, but that in no way justifies my behavior.”

The MLB and the New York Yankees were covered by Rivera, a bilingual writer and reporter, for ESPN and ESPN Deportes. She claims that the insult was not the only reason for her termination.

“I am a professional with a sterling reputation across baseball,” Rivera told The Post. “I am convinced that a group of people with whom I have a long history of professional conflicts is picking on me specifically.”

The wife of MLB vice president of Communications John Blundell is a freelance journalist named Gaete.


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