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Former ESPN Host Joining Dan Le Batard’s Company

Dan Le Batard talking about President Trump.

Dan Le Batard talking about President Trump.

Former ESPN host and anchor Adnan Virk is joining Dan Le Batard’s Meadowlark Media company as a contributor, according to The Wrap.

Virk, who has been with DAZN and MLB Network the last two years, will start at Meadowlark this summer. His “Cinephile” podcast will become part of the network and he’s also set to make appearances on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.”

Virk worked for ESPN from 2010 until February 2019, when he was terminated following an investigation into media leaks of ESPN information.

While with the Worldwide Leader, he hosted Baseball Tonight, ESPN College Football and College Football Final as well as SportsCenter and Outside The Lines.

Le Batard formed Meadowlark Media with ex-ESPN boss John Skipper following his departure from the Worldwide Leader in January.

In addition to Virk, Meadowlark has secured Le Batard’s former ESPN colleague

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Charly Arnolt completes move from WWE to ESPN

Charly Arnolt has gone from ESPN part-timer to a full-time employee in three short years.

Arnolt signed a multiyear extension that will continue to see her as the backup host for “First Take” as well as having a significant role in other network programming. It also means Arnolt’s time at World Wrestling Entertainment — where she first gained attention as host and “Raw” backstage interviewer Charly Caruso — has officially ended.

Arnolt, who was with WWE since 2016, did not appear on “Raw” programming for most of March, which increased speculation about her future until the ESPN announcement was made.

“The climb for me happened a bit quicker than I anticipated and I’m so happy about that because it really shows how much ESPN believes in me and is willing to give me those opportunities,” Arnolt said during a phone interview. “It’s very hard to put into words how happy

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ESPN Anchor Has Blunt Response To Keith Olbermann’s Masters Boycott

In the wake of the decision by Major League Baseball to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Georgia, Keith Olbermann called for a boycott of The Masters.



Keith Olbermann wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Keith Olbermann back in 2013.


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Keith Olbermann back in 2013.

On Friday, Baseball decided to remove the All-Star Game due to the recent passing of controversial voting legislation in the Peachtree State. Yesterday, Olbermann called for a boycott of The Masters, which begins on Thursday at Augusta National.

“GREAT. NOW BOYCOTT THE MASTERS,” Olbermann said on Twitter. “Yesterday, MLB pulled the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia’s new racist voting laws. An outstanding first reply to the war the racists declared on America. Next? A golf tournament starts in Georgia Thursday.”

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ESPN will pay homage to Nancy Faust, ‘Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye’ song with short film

ESPN solidified the White Sox’ current stature by scheduling them for the first “Sunday Night Baseball” game of the season.

On the same day, the network will celebrate the Sox’ past with a “SportsCenter Featured” segment on the July 1977 weekend when famed organist Nancy Faust helped turn the band Steam’s song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” into the team anthem. The nine-minute film will debut during the 7 a.m. “SportsCenter.”

Scott Diener produced the film, which is narrated by writer and Chicago native Scoop Jackson. Diener, who produced and directed “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story,” discovered this story while working on a documentary about the Sox’ near move to Florida, which is still in development.

“I never would have known about this story because I never would have met Nancy,” Diener said. “When we were outlining the story arc of the [documentary] and I learned about this

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