ESPN Promotes Elle Duncan to 6 p.m. SportsCenter; Sage Steele Moves to Noon Time Slot, Gets ESPN+ Show
ESPN is tinkering with the anchor lineup for its signature studio show SportsCenter.
Elle Duncan is being promoted to the 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter (the flagship hour) on weekdays with Kevin Negandhi, while Sage Steele will move from 6 p.m. to the noon hour alongside Matt Barrie on Mondays-Thursdays, the network announced Tuesday.
Why the move?
“We have a very talented and diverse set of voices on SportsCenter and a deep lineup of quality individuals who make up the team,” ESPN evp Norby Williamson said in a statement. “As we turn the page to 2021, we’re doing what we have always done – providing new opportunities for some anchors to experience different shows and pairings while offering continuity and familiarity to our viewers with other editions.”
Duncan is currently on maternity leave, and will join Negandhi upon her planned return in February. During her time at ESPN, Duncan has