Erin Andrews’ contract with ESPN expires at the end of this month, and the prevailing thought has been that she would re-sign with the network, particularly after ESPN recently lost another female personality and host (not to mention rival to Andrews) in Michele Beadle. However, ESPN dropped the news late today that Andrews will not be returning. According to Josh Krulewitz:
Erin Andrews leaving ESPN. She did great work for us & we made an aggressive offer to keep her. We wish her the best on her next chapter
No official announcement yet on what that next chapter will be, though Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated wrote less than an hour before ESPN made the announcement that FOX was making an “aggressive” offer for Andrews and that she would play a “major role” in the college football coverage on the network.
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