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Michelle Beadle Is Returning To ESPN

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Almost two years after leaving ESPN for NBC, television host Michelle Beadle is returning to the mothership.

SI's Richard Deitsch has the scoop, as well as a few details about how the reunion came to be and what role Beadle will be playing at ESPN:

ESPN president John Skipper is a huge fan of her work, and she's championed both in-house and externally by Jamie Horowitz (who co-created SportsNation and helms Keith Olbermann's ESPN2 show) and Kevin Wildes (the co-creator of SportsNation). Look for Beadle to ultimately host or co-host a New York-based show with another ESPN talent at some point. There is a chance she could appear on SportsNation initially as well, though no ESPN start date is set yet. Beadle can officially leave NBC Sports in early March, according to a source.


Beadle's NBC sports show, The Crossover, was canceled because of low ratings less than a year into its existence. Since then, Beadle has been in a kind of limbo with NBC, but kept filling in as a correspondent on Access Hollywood. She should be back on the sports beat full-time at ESPN.


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