ESPN Up For MLB Telecasts At Midpoint ESPN Plans Inspirational Special Olympics Coverage Media Notes ESPN's British Open Overnights Finish Lower Media Notes SEC Network Secures Carriage Deal With Comcast CBS' Moonves Discusses NFL Thursday Night Package Erin Andrews Leaving CFB Duties At Fox Showtime Will No Longer Release Boxing PPV Numbers Sinclair To Launch American Sports Network
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/April 28, 2011/Media
"MNF" Reporter Michele Tafoya Leaving ESPN, With NBC The Likely Landing Spot
Published April 28, 2011
Michele Tafoya, a "MNF" sideline reporter since '04, is leaving ESPN. Sources say Tafoya likely will move to NBC, which produces "Sunday Night Football." It is not known what her role at NBC will be. ESPN and Tafoya had been negotiating a three-year option in her deal, which was signed before the '08 season, but both sides decided to end the agreement yesterday. Along with Suzy Kolber, Tafoya was taken off the "MNF" sidelines two seasons ago and offered reports every 20 minutes for the network's five hours worth of pregame shows. Tafoya joined ESPN in '00. Tafoya also served as a sideline reporter for ESPN's NBA telecasts until '08.