Dan The Man: ESPN2 Giving Le Batard His Own Show Beginning In September
Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard beginning Sept. 12 will host a new 30-minute show on ESPN2 called "Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. ESPN VP/Content Integration & Strategic Planning Marcia Keegan called the show, which will air from 4:00-4:30pm ET on weekdays, "an opinion show with humor." Le Batard has "impressed ESPN executives as the primary fill-in for Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on PTI." He also has "written for ESPN The Magazine and appeared as a guest or panelist on various ESPN platforms." Keegan: "He's always our go-to (fill-in) host and we felt he deserved a wider audience." Jackson noted Le Batard "will continue hosting his radio show" on WAXY-AM in South Florida, but will "cut back from four hours to three." The TV show will be taped "a short time before airing, which will allow him to do his radio show when the TV show airs" (MIAMI HERALD, 5/13).