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10 Mar 2018

Michael Smith leaves early-evening edition of ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’

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March 10, 2018 Category: Sports Posted by:
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From Chicago Tribune

ESPN’s Michael Smith follows in the steps of his colleague Jemelle Hill leaving as host of SC6.

Smith’s sign-off from “SC6” was Friday.

“Michael is a talented commentator and we greatly appreciate and value his contributions and creativity,” ESPN Executive Vice President Norby Williamson said in a statement. “We are in the process of discussing with him potential next ESPN assignments,” according to The Chicago Tribune.

“A variety of “SportsCenter” anchors will host the 5 p.m. show.

Smith and Hill, both originally print journalists, first had teamed on “His & Hers.”

Last month on the podcast “Origins,” Smith said the Disney-owned sports multimedia behemoth’s leadership changed “SC6” over time to marginalize and mute him and Hill. This included limiting their interaction on the program.”

 

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