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Elle Duncan has a new multi-year deal to remain at ESPN

SportsCenter anchor Elle Duncan is pretty much always a very welcome presence, and clearly ESPN agrees as she has a new deal to remain with the network.



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Duncan co-hosts the 6 PM SportsCenter alongside Kevin Negandhi, which will remain the case in addition to Duncan’s other duties.

In addition to her work on SportsCenter, Duncan has been a co-host of the weekly ESPN podcast First Take, Her Take with Kimberley A. Martin and Charly Arnolt since June of this year and she is among a rotating group of panelists on ESPN’s afternoon program Around the Horn. She also has appeared as a panelist on Highly Questionable.

“Elle has been a fantastic team player since joining us and has handled every assignment with professionalism and a great attitude,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN Executive Vice President, Event and Studio Production & Executive Editor. “She and Kevin Negandhi

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ESPN Strikes Multi-Year Pact With Elle Duncan

Elle Duncan faces a tricky task each time she shows up on ESPN in the early evening.

The hosts of the network’s morning editions of “SportsCenter” come armed with highlights from the games that took placed the night before. But when Duncan appears to co-anchor the 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” broadcast with Kevin Negandhi, fans want to see something new. Alas, the night’s games have yet to start.

“The challenge of the 6 p.m. show is making sure we are doing an appropriate amount of reflecting and also looking ahead,” Duncan says in an interview. “We are always working to show video without showing stuff you’ve already seen.” The 6 p.m. broadcast “is one of the more unique ones,” she says, because “the morning shows react to last night and the night shows react to the stuff that was already on.”

Duncan will have many new chances to guide sports fans

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ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Elle Duncan Rips Georgia Sports

elle duncan smiles during an espn sportscenter

elle duncan smiles during an espn sportscenter

Elle Duncan is clearly a passionate Georgia sports fan — for better or for worse.

On Tuesday’s episode of the Paul Finebaum Show, the fifth-year ESPN anchor went on a long-winded tirade about the misfortunes of her most beloved teams.

Duncan believes the entire state of Georgia is cursed.

“I love David Pollack, but he says to me at the beginning of last year, ‘You watch them Dawgs this year.’ Watch them do what David? I’m not even putting that on Kirby (Smart),” Duncan said Tuesday on The Paul Finebaum Show, per 247Sports. “My husband has a theory and I think you can appreciate this, Paul. This is a real theory he has thrown out as a long-suffering Braves fan, Hawks fan, Falcons fan, Bulldog … he thinks that Georgia, the state of Georgia, is still being cursed by General Sherman

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ESPN’s latest SportsCenter shakeup sees Sage Steele move to noon ET show, Elle Duncan head to 6 p.m. ET

There are some further changes ahead for ESPN’s SportsCenter lineup. As per a release from ESPN’s Andy Hall Tuesday, Sage Steele (who had been co-hosting the 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter alongside Kevin Neghandi since mid-2018, filling the slot previously held by Jemele Hill and Michael Smith’s SC6) will now shift to the noon Eastern SportsCenter alongside Matt Barrie after the College Football Playoff. The regular spot alongside Barrie had been held by Elle Duncan (seen at left above), who went out on maternity leave earlier this month; when she returns in February, she’s now set to join Neghandi on the 6 p.m. SC. Here’s more from that release, which also mentions that Steele (seen at right above) is set to launch a new “periodic interview program” on ESPN+:



Elle Duncan, Sage Steele posing for the camera: Elle Duncan and Sage Steele.


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Elle Duncan and Sage Steele.

Sage Steele will move to the noon ET edition

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