Michelle Beadle Reportedly Leaving NBC Sports, Returning To ESPN
NBC Sports and "Access Hollywood" personality Michelle Beadle reportedly will return to ESPN. The former "SportsNation" host left for NBC in May '12 and did so on "exceptionally good terms, a clear prelude to her returning now." ESPN President John Skipper is "a huge fan of her work, and she's championed both in-house and externally" by VP/Original Programming & Production Jamie Horowitz and Coordinating Producer Kevin Wildes. No ESPN start date is set yet, but a source said that Beadle "can officially leave NBC Sports in early March" (SI.com, 1/21).