The women and former women of ESPN Sports Nation have gotten a lot of coverage lately. As have the ESPN free agents such as Michelle Beadle and Erin Andrews. The media dominoes begin to fall. Charissa Thompson replaces Beadle at Sports Nation and Beadle takes a a new gig with NBC and NBC Sports (formerly Versus formerly Outdoor Life Network).
Erin Andrews has kept her new career plans from going public. As for Beadle, here’s some details of her new job. via the NBC press release and the blog Awful Announcing:
-becoming a correspondent for Access Hollywood based in New York City
-appearing on NBC’s coverage of major events like the Olympics, the Triple Crown, and the 2012 NFL Kickoff extravaganza
-having some type of yet to be finalized programming built around her at NBC Sports Network
Most interesting though was finally getting to hear straight from the horse’s mouth. Beadle had this to say in NBC’s press release:
“I am thrilled to join the NBCUniversal family and to have the opportunity to work alongside many of the most talented and accomplished individuals in the business,” said Beadle. “This gig is the perfect blend of the two things I am most passionate about – sports and pop culture. I look forward to getting back to New York City and immersing myself into a myriad of NBCUniversal platforms, while trying to kick ass and have some fun along the way.”
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