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Snake Charmers: D'Backs Bring In Berthiaume, Brenly For TV Booth In '13
Published October 19, 2012
MOVING ON: WGN Dir of Productions Bob Vorwald said that he would get together with the Cubs and CSN Chicago "as soon as possible" to go over a list of potential candidates to replace Brenly. Vorwald said, "We don’t rule out anybody. We’ll start with a clean slate." In Chicago, Paul Sullivan reports the new analyst "would be a WGN employee, though the Cubs probably would have the most say in who is chosen." Vorwald said that the analyst "doesn’t necessarily have to have a Cubs’ background." Former Cubs P Kerry Wood "told WGN-AM’s David Kaplan he has 'no interest' in replacing Brenly," while ESPN's Rick Sutcliffe said that he "might consider the opening if asked." ESPN MLB studio analyst Doug Glanville also said that the "job intrigued him." In addition, Dodgers TV analyst Steve Lyons as "shown interest in the job" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/19).
CHANGE IS COMING: THE BIG LEAD's Jason McIntyre cites a source as saying that "SportsCenter" anchor Cindy Brunson, Berthiaume's wife, "will be leaving the network as well and going to Arizona with her husband." Sources said that the moves come as "SportsCenter" "braces for a significant shakeup in the coming months." The "buzz right now is nobody’s anchor seat is safe." A lot of the moves "remain fluid and decisions haven’t been finalized." But the one change that "appears to be a lock" is that Lindsay Czarniak is headed for the 6:00pm ET "SportsCenter" "full-time, starting sometime in December" (THEBIGLEAD.com, 10/18).