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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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ESPN Hires Marysol Castro To Host "Premier Boxing Champions"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 15

ESPN hired Marysol Castro to host “Premier Boxing Champions” and serve as a sideline reporter for the Little League World Series on ESPN. The former news anchor on N.Y.’s WPIX-CW will make her debut July 11 during ESPN’s launch of its "PBC" series. Castro also has had stint...

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