Sideline Reporter Jenn Brown Latest Personality to Leave ESPN
Jenn Brown is leaving ESPN after 3 years with the sports network as a sideline reporter.
The revolving door continues to spin and the mass exodus is just as fluid. However you like to see recent departures from the Worldwide Leader, Brown seems to be among them.
Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch reports Brown and her full-time employer since February of 2010 are parting ways.
Unfortunately, no reason was given for the change from either camp.
Sideline reporter Jenn Brown has left ESPN. Contacted by SI.com on Wednesday afternoon, a network spokesman confirmed the departure. "Jenn Brown is no longer working for ESPN," said ESPN spokesperson Mike Humes. "We wish her well."
This announcement coincides with the tremendous news that Fox Sports 1 will launch in August of this year.
The "national, multi-sport network" will take on ESPN and NBC for a piece of the sports programming pie. So far, Fox Sports 1 will cover, "live college basketball, college football, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, soccer and UFC contests."
With the timing, it makes sense some would offer where they think Brown is taking her talents as well as throwing some jabs about her being the next Erin Andrews, the presumption most had when Andrews left for Fox Sports.
Jenn Brown is out at ESPN. 6 months ago was supposed to be next Erin Andrews. Ouch.— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) March 6, 2013
My guess is Jenn Brown ends up at FOX with Andrews.— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) March 6, 2013
As Deitsch reminds us, Brown joined ESPN in February of 2010. She began freelance work with the network in 2006, and then became the sideline reporter for ESPN's Thursday Night college football prime time telecast.
The spot was then given to Sam Ponder last year and Brown was moved to ESPN's Saturday noon game.
It's clear that many fans would love for her to stick with reporting from football games, something she has excelled at. At the moment, however, it's not clear where or in what capacity Brown will be delivering sports news, or even if her next stint revolves around this particular landscape.
As Deitsch notes, Brown did hosting duties for some entertainment programs like E! News Now. For the moment, the only thing we can do is wish her the best.
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