ESPN reporter Marly Rivera fired after being filmed calling colleague a f***ing c***
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ESPN has confirmed that baseball reporter Marly Rivera 'no longer works here' after being caught on camera swearing at fellow reporter Ivón Gaete earlier this month.
The incident, which took place on 18 April, saw Rivera and Gaete have a disagreement at Yankee Stadium over who was supposed to interview New York Yankees player Aaron Judge, according to the New York Post.
Gaete, who was working on a freelance basis for Tokyo Broadcasting, is the wife of John Blundell, MLB Vice President of Communications and, according to Rivera, ignored the former ESPN reporter after being repeatedly told by her fellow reporter that she had an appointment to conduct an interview with Judge.
Rivera then called Gaete a f***ing c*** with the foul language caught on video with subsequent attempts at an apology rebuffed.
The last 27 seconds of Marly Rivera’s career lmfao pic.twitter.com/IIfb22CNjQ— Emily Nyman (@EmSheDoesIt) April 27, 2023
ESPN have since released a simple statement confirming that Rivera no longer works for them, she has since disabled her social media accounts.
The former ESPN reporter says that she accepts responsibility for swearing at Gaete but felt she was 'being singled out' for the incident by people whom she had a 'long history of professional disagreements.'
Speaking to the New York Post about the incident, Rivera said: "I fully accept responsibility for what I said, which I should not have.
"There were extenuating circumstances but that in no way is an excuse for my actions. I am a professional with a sterling reputation across baseball and I do believe that I am being singled out by a group of individuals with whom I have a long history of professional disagreements."
Rivera's termination of employment sees the end of 13 years at ESPN as a baseball reporter, working both as a broadcast reporter and a writer.