Chris Riviezzo

Interim Director for the Center of Sports Communication; Visiting Professional Lecturer of Sports Communications


Chris Riviezzo, a long-time ESPN producer, was named the Interim Director of Marist's Center for Sports Communication in the Summer of 2022. Riviezzo, who is a Marist alumnus and Dutchess County native, has been a highly regarded studio producer at ESPN for more than two decades, working on productions of some of the biggest events in sports.

Since his arrival at ESPN in 2001, Riviezzo has been involved in studio productions for the network’s National Football League coverage, the FIFA Men’s and Women’s World Cup, the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the NCAA Women’s Final Four, Major League Soccer and will continue to be a part of ESPN's College Football coverage in the fall. He brings his world-class experience from ESPN to the Center for Sports Communication at Marist, a program which has become a global leader in the study of sports journalism, information and experiential learning.


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Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts


Lowell Thomas



(845) 575-3650