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Angela Rye Joins ESPN as Special Correspondent


Angela Rye Joins ESPN as Special Correspondent

Angela Rye has joined ESPN as a special correspondent.

ESPN announced the news in a press release, that Rye will contribute topical features, commentaries, and essays across various shows and platforms. Rye will provide perspective on sports-related matters of race and culture and social justice issues.

“I am excited to join the talented team at ESPN,” Rye said. “Sports plays a critical role in our culture, bringing joy to us all in the midst of unprecedented challenges. I’m grateful for the opportunity to give culturally relevant stories a voice on this iconic platform.”

“Rye’s features will explore topics such as Jackie Robinson’s impact 75 years after he broke the color barrier; a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX; the role athletes play in social justice movements; and difference makers at HBCUs” the press release said.

“Angela is one of the most talented and distinctive commentators of race and culture working today,” David Roberts, ESPN senior vice president NBA & studio production said.  “Her strong connection and commitment to the Black community will serve this series of vitally important stories on African American athletes making history and a positive difference throughout the year. We are thrilled she decided to join the ESPN family and look forward to collaborating.”

Rye previously served as a political commentator for CNN.

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