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ESPN Hires Attorney Kristi Dosh As New Sports Business Reporter

ESPN has hired Atlanta attorney and BusinessOfCollegeSports.com creator Kristi Dosh as its sports business reporter. Dosh will contribute to all of ESPN's main platforms, including ESPN.com, TV, radio and ESPN The Magazine. Dosh will remain based in Atlanta, but travel frequently to ESPN's Bristol HQs and shift away from her legal work as she concentrates full-time on the ESPN job. While prior ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell, who has been with CNBC since '06, occasionally struggled with potential conflict-of-interest areas given ESPN's extensive reach throughout the sports industry, ESPN Digital Media VP/Editor in Chief Rob King said Dosh will have "a broad mandate to tell great stories."

ESPN also has significantly reconstituted its reporting teams and structures since Rovell's departure. Dosh will work alongside other ESPN writers who have also reported on sports business and legal areas, including Peter Keating and Mike Fish. "I'm really excited about what Kristi brings to table, and I think she's going to do great things in short order," King said.