Newswire: ESPN parts ways with yet another high-profile host
ESPN has had a number of high-profile departures from its stable in the last few months, with Grantland editor Bill Simmons and sports-anchor-turned-political-commentator-turned-sports-anchor Keith Olbermann both bidding the network adieu. Now the company has announced that another big name—this time, from the company’s sports radio network, ESPN Radio—will be taking his leave, with reports coming in that Colin Cowherd of The Herd will be departing ESPN for Fox Sports Radio.
Cowherd started with the company more than a decade ago, when he won an American Idol-style competition for a slot on ESPN Radio, launching the nationally syndicated version of his popular morning sports show on the network in 2004. Besides his radio work, he’s also appeared on ESPN itself, co-hosting for several years on SportsNation, which was produced at the time by current Fox Sports president Jamie Horowitz.
As with Olbermann, ESPN has emphasized the …