Marly Rivera is a national baseball reporter for ESPN, and a writer for all of ESPN and ESPN Deportes Digital platforms and ESPN The Magazine. She joined ESPN Deportes in 2012 as a general assignment sportswriter and reporter and has gone on to cover baseball for all of ESPN entities, including ESPN Radio, Outside the Lines, and SportsCenter. Rivera is the only Latina national baseball writer and member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). She is also a former New York Yankees beat writer, the second woman of color to have covered the Yankees as a beat. Rivera is also the only female reporter to have taken part on ESPN's baseball national telecasts, including the recent broadcast of the Puerto Rico Series between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians. She was also lead reporter on the ESPN initiative known as "Béisbol Experience", the most extensive cross-platform project done on Latino MLB players living in the United States. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rivera has done a lot of philanthropic work to support her home island after the impact of Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017. Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Puerto Rico. On October 13, 2017, Rivera was named one of "The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports" by Sports Illustrated.
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