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Sports Broadcasting Trailblazer and ESPN Reporter Israel Gutierrez Featured on Impact Podcast

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Sports reporter and ESPN media personality Israel Gutierrez is a featured guest this week on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. The show is hosted by Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.

Having previously worked for the Miami Herald as a sports reporter, Gutierrez has worked full time for ESPN since 2012, as an NBA columnist for, a regular panelist and commentator on shows such as Around the Horn, Highly Questionable, The Sports Reporters, The Jump, Outside the Lines, Izzy and Spain and several others. He has worked NBA sidelines since 2013, for both ESPN and ABC.

Gutierrez has served as an inspiration for many since coming out as gay to the general public in 2015.

“It was great to have Israel on the show to share his story,” said Shegerian. “As the child of Dominican immigrants and as a man in the sports world bravely open about his sexuality, he has blazed a trail and serves as a powerful inspiration for many young people with dreams of becoming sports journalists.”

Every week, Impact Podcast guests are invited as thought leaders to share with listeners first-hand accounts of how they are able to make the world a better place on a daily basis.

Recent guests have included leaders from Verizon, Best Buy, General Motors, JetBlue, Comerica Bank, Virgin, New York City, Beyond Meat, Nikola Motor, Waste Management and a number of fascinating thought leaders and game-changers, including Martin Luther King III; real estate powerhouse, author and television personality Ryan Serhant; writer/comedian/author Jeannie Gaffigan; softball legend and ESPN baseball anchor Jessica Mendoza; Good Day LA’s Maria Quiban; PTSD treatment pioneer and founder of MAPS, Dr. Rick Doblin; ESPN radio host and personality Sarah Spain; ultra-endurance athlete and author Rich Roll; sports journalism trailblazer Shelley Smith; Yolanda King, the only grandchild of Martin Luther King; legendary actor Ed Asner; trailblazing civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom; Super Bowl champion Ryan Harris; MLB outfielder and ‘Players for the Planet’ founder Chris Dickerson; humanitarian filmmaker Mallory Brown, and hundreds more.

The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian is available for listening on, Apple’s iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Audible, libsyn, and as part of iHeartRadio’s digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users.

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