ESPN has hired political consultant and commentator Angela Rye as a special correspondent, the sports giant.

Rye, the CEO of political advocacy and social equity firm IMPACT Strategies, will “provide perspective on sports-related matters of race and culture and social justice issues,” ESPN says. Rye will also appear in studio and produce stories under the ESPN Black History Always banner.

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