ESPN has made some gains in the great sports reporter arms race between them and FOX Sports recently, but now it looks like the four-letter network is set to lose one of their own… to CNN?
According to the Big Lead, ESPN sideline report Kaylee Hartung is set to leave ESPN for CNN, where she is expected to be a national news correspondent. Hartung will reportedly take over that position starting in April.
Hartung has worked as a sideline reporter for ESPN since 2012, and has previously worked for CBS News. If she is indeed leaving, Hartung will be the latest in a long line of names to leave ESPN over the past year, including Mike Tirico (NBC), Skip Bayless (FOX), Colin Cowherd (FOX), and Chris Berman (semi-retirement).
Not everything has been down for ESPN, as they’ve re-signed talents like Mike Greenberg in recent months, and they are reportedly targeting talents like Charissa Thompson and Adrian Wojnarowski.