BREAKING: Cari Champion Announces She Will Be Leaving ESPN (TWEETS)
Cari Champion is ready for the next phase of her life.
On Thursday, Champion took to Twitter to announce that she had been speaking with mentors, family, and friends that helped her come to the decision that it was time for her to leave ESPN.
On October 1, 2012, Champion joined ESPN as the new host of ESPN2’s live debate show First Take, getting the job over Heidi Watney and Jemele Hill.
She moderated debates between sports pundits Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith, but would soon move on to become an anchor on SportsCenter in June 2015 after petitioning ESPN for six months for the job.
She will be missed.