ESPN recently fired reporter Marly Rivera after her actions were directed toward another journalist. The incident occurred earlier this month at Yankee Stadium. Rivera supposedly had a scheduled interview with Yankees star Aaron Judge. However, reporter Ivon Gaete had shown up at the same time, hoping to speak with the Yankees star. According to sources, Rivera grew tired of Gaete looking to speak with Judge. However, that's when Rivera lashed out, insulting Gaete.
The moment was caught on camera, showing Rivera directing her comments at Gaete. In the video, you can see Judge awkwardly in the middle of the heated exchange with Rivera and Gaete. However, the network reportedly fired Rviera after reviewing the footage of the incident. If Rivera has any defense for her actions, the footage being released doesn't put her in a great light. To see the video in question, check out the link to TMZ Sports below.
ESPN Fires Marly Rivera
The night of the incident was expected to be a big moment for baseball in New York. Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels were in town to face the Yankees. Any chance to see Ohtani and Judge in the same ballpark is a can't miss for baseball fans. So, everyone wanted a chance to speak with Judge before the big game. However, for Rivera and Gaete, the night quickly turned into a sour moment. In the video, Rivera visibly shows her frustrations in trying to get a few moments with Judge. A bizarre moment that I'm sure Judge would have loved to have been anywhere else.
The Yankees star can be seen at the beginning of the video signing autographs for fans. However, an all-out brawl was ready to break out behind him. While sports journalism can sometimes feel like a cutthroat business. As reporters attempt to be the first source in telling a story. However, now Rivera's actions have cost her a job and maybe her career. Did ESPN do the right thing in letting Rivera go? Let us know your thoughts on the interaction in our comment section. For the latest news in sports, keep it right here with HNHH.