Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal
SBD/Issue 131/Sports Media
Published March 22, 2010
|Reports Suggest Berman Will Stay With ESPN,
Instead Of Joining NFL Network Or DirecTV
In N.Y., Bob Raissman reported “there’s a murmuring wind blowing out of Bristol suggesting Chris Berman is likely to stay put as the face of ESPN." Reports earlier this year speculated that Berman might join either NFL Network or DirecTV when his contract with ESPN expires later this year (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/21).
MOVING DAY: Yahoo Sports has hired Les Carpenter, formerly of the Washington Post, as a new writer working on special projects, the NFL, and other coverage. Carpenter joined the Post in '05 and previously worked for the Seattle Times and the Connecticut Post (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal)....After 12 ½ years, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Leslie Gudel will leave the anchor desk tomorrow. She is stepping into a new role as Phillies reporter, effective with the end of her contract (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 3/21)….Shalise Manza Young has joined the Boston Globe as the new Patriots beat reporter. She comes over after covering the team for the last four years at the Providence Journal (BOSTON.com, 3/19)….Mike Bellotti has resigned as Univ. of Oregon AD and joined ESPN as an on-air college football analyst (ESPN).