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Michelle Beadle to Leave NBC Sports, Return to ESPN: Report

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Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 02:29 PM

By Ken Mandel

Michelle Beadle is reportedly returning to ESPN. The NBC Sports host and Access Hollywood correspondent is heading back to the network after a nearly two-year absence, according to an SI.com report.

Beadle, who had found success as the co-host of SportsNation, left for NBC in May 2012 but remained on good terms with her former employer. She kept in touch with ESPN President John Skipper, and SportsNation co-creators Jamie Horowitz and Kevin Wildes, according to SI.com.

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She is likely to return as a host or co-host of a New York-based show.

A source told SI.com that the 38-year-old can officially leave NBC Sports in early March. Through a spokesperson, NBC Sports and ESPN declined comment on the report.

In September, Beadle went on the offensive regarding the lack of promotion for her NBC show, "The Crossover."

"I love what we're doing now, but then again I'm not an idiot," she told Sports Media Watch in a Sept. 19 Podcast. "I realize we're on a network that is new and struggling and we don't get a lot of promotion. So I kind of battle with that every day. Do I fight the good fight and promote the show on my own? Do I just give up and act like a whiny person? It's interesting, but we have such a good crew and they work hard.

"I look at Twitter now and I think, 'You know what, I've got more followers on Twitter than the network gets viewers. There's got to be a way to turn that into eyes on the show,' she added. "So that's kind of where I am now. I hate it because it's going to be so self-promoting, but I'm starting to realize if you don't do that then it's hard to complain after the fact."

Beadle received positive reviews when she served as a morning host during the 2012 London Games, but ratings for "The Crossover" were low, leading to its cancellation.

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