ESPN may be synonymous with sports, but plenty of stars have bailed for Fox Sports lately. Have a look at some the big names.
The longtime NBA analyst – who’s gotten some criticism for remarks considered homophobic – joined Fox Sports in 2016, where he’s a regular panelist on “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” and co-hosts “The Odd Couple” with Rob Parker for Fox Sports radio.
Carter first joined Fox Sports in 2016 and had hosted “First Things First,” alongside Nick Wright since 2017, but it was a short tenure. He left Fox Sports in late 2019, reportedly after he had an outburst with higher-ups over not being part of the network’s “Thursday Night Football” coverage.
The outspoken sports columnist and “First Take” analyst still ranks as ESPN’s highest-profile defection when he bailed in 2016. He co-hosts “Skip and Shannon” with Shannon Sharpe on Fox Sports 1.
Initially a splashy hire that might have been responsible for many of these talent defections, his Fox tenure came to an un-glamorous end when he was fired in 2017 over claims of sexual harassment. He has since landed at DAZN, which is led by former ESPN boss John Skipper.
The sports anchor fled ESPN in 2015 and now hosts “The Herd” on FS1. He also co-hosted “Speak for Yourself” alongside Jason Whitlock for a short period.
Speaking of Whitlock, the ex-ESPN sportswriter’s tenure with FS1 came to end earlier this year when the two couldn’t agree on a new contract. He has since resurfaced at Clay Travis’ Outkick The Coverage.
A former NFL All-Pro, Spielman worked at ESPN for years but now has a gig as a game analyst for Fox NFL.
An experienced sidelines reporter, Spake hustled for ESPN for 10 years but switched to Fox in 2016.
The former member of ESPN’s “First Take” followed Bayless to his new show, “Undisputed” where he appears as a regular panelist, along with co-hosting “The Odd Couple” with Broussard.
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