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ESPN Broadcaster Jessica Mendoza Joins IMPACT! Podcast’s Stellar Fall Season Guestlist

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A lineup of experts and impactful thought leaders, including softball legend and ESPN baseball broadcaster Jessica Mendoza, has been announced for the current season of the IMPACT! with John Shegerian podcast. 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.

Earlier this year, Mendoza became the first woman to serve as a solo analyst on national baseball telecasts with her work during weeknight games for ESPN this season. She also will become the first woman to serve as a World Series game analyst on national radio this season. As a player, Mendoza won Olympic gold and silver medals with the U.S. softball team in the 2004 and 2008 Games. She was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame last year.

As a guest on the Impact Podcast, Mendoza shared the motivation and challenges behind her trailblazing career and talked about her new book geared to inspire young girl athletes, “There’s No Base Like Home.” The episode of the Impact! Podcast posted live today.

Conversations on IMPACT! explore current topics, advice, information and solutions straight from the greatest innovators, leaders, disruptors and experts. Every week, guests are invited as thought leaders to share with listeners first-hand accounts of how they got their start and how they are able to make the world a better place on a daily basis.

Other recent influencers appearing as Impact! guests have included representatives from Nikola Motor Company, Best Buy, the Archdiocese of Atlanta, JetBlue, Comerica Bank, Houlihan Lokey, Homeboy Industries, No Meat Athlete, iFixit, NAID, E2 and a number of fascinating thought leaders and game-changers, including Radical Body Transformations producer and real estate mogul Anthony Lolli, legendary actor Ed Asner; Super Bowl champion Ryan Harris; Petri ‘Byrd the Bailiff’ Hawkins-Byrd from “Judge Judy;” author and music industry legend Mathew Knowles; “Better Things” star Rebecca Metz; fashion maven Kaila Methven; celebrity chef Ara Zada; best-selling author cybersecurity expert Scott Schober; and one of the world’s youngest and most successful social entrepreneurs, Ryan Hickman, the 10-year-old founder of Ryan’s Recycling.

IMPACT! appears weekly as part of iHeartRadio’s digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users. The show is also available from over a dozen syndication partners, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker, TuneIn, Vimeo, Soundcloud, libsyn, blubrry and

“Whether we’re talking to a major international corporation, an athlete, a celebrity, an emerging new company or a nonprofit with a passionate cause, our listeners are sure to be inspired by impactful stories shared by our guests about the issues that matter more than ever,” said Shegerian.

To book a guest on the show, contact producer Linda Ramos at

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