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Whitlock out at Fox; ESPN reportedly parts with Josina Anderson

Field Level Media
02 Jun 2020, 13:19 GMT+10

Broadcaster Jason Whitlock is no longer with Fox Sports after his contract expired Sunday, the network announced Monday.

Meanwhile, ESPN reportedly parted ways with NFL reporter Josina Anderson on Monday, according to the New York Post.

Whitlock, 53, had been on Fox Sports 1's "Speak for Yourself" show since 2016, first as a co-host with Colin Cowherd, then since 2018 with former NFL player Marcellus Wiley.

Fox said in a statement, "Friday was Jason Whitlock's last day with FOX Sports. We thank Jason for all of his hard work and dedication to the network, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Whitlock did not reply to a request for a comment from the Indianapolis Star. A longtime newspaper reporter, notably for the Kansas City Star, Whitlock subsequently had several stints with ESPN before landing at Fox.

Anderson, 41, had been with ESPN for nearly nine years, according to the Post's Andrew Marchand. He reported that the move for the network to let her go was unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down virtually all major sports for more than two months.

Per Marchand, ESPN plans to fill Anderson's role with a group of analysts: Field Yates, Jeremy Fowler, Dan Graziano, Dianna Russini and Kimberley Martin, the latter of whom joined the network in March.

--Field Level Media

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