ESPN “SportsNation” co-anchor Michelle Beadle is reportedly leaving the Worldwide Leader in Sports for greener pastures at NBCUniversal.
Jim Miller, who wrote ESPN bio Those Guys Have All The Fun, has some details on the deal:
Bye bye Bristol: The @MichelleDBeadle deal is to be by cohost of access Hollywood (w billy bush), major sports events and new show tba.
— James Andrew Miller (@ESPNBook) May 11, 2012
Look for Beadle to appear during NBC’s Olympics broadcasts this Summer. In addition, don’t be surprised if she turns up with some regularity on “Today.”
ESPN has long been a farm team for broadcast talent though in the last few years much of that talent has goner to sister network ABC at ABC News. “Good Morning America” anchors Robin Roberts and Josh Elliott both cut their teeth on “SportsCenter,” while (going a bit farther back) Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick also parlayed their “SportsCenter” gigs into network jobs.