Apr 25, 2012; New York, NY, USA; ESPN SportsNation hosts Colin Cowherd (left) and Michelle Beadle during the Madden 13 cover unveiling on the set of SportsNation at Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Michelle Beadle returning to ESPN after leaving NBC?


If you haven’t seen Michell Beadle in a while – don’t worry – nobody else has either.

The former popular ESPN host/anchor who gained popularity as co-host of SportsNation will return to the network where she received her big break, this according to SI’s Richard Deitsch.

Michelle Beadle is heading back to ESPN.

SI.com has learned the NBC Sports host and Access Hollywood correspondent will return to the network where she enjoyed success as the co-host of SportsNation.

Beadle was among a mass of reporters who left Bristol in 2012, including Erin Andrews who now works for FOX Sports. However, Beadle’s success at ESPN didn’t translate to NBC as the network didn’t exactly promote her television show, ‘The Crossover’ to the masses and the ratings simply weren’t there, which eventually lead to it being canceled.

According to Deitsch, it’s likely Beadle will return to the network in a similar fashion:

Look for Beadle to ultimately host or co-host a New York-based show with another ESPN talent at some point. There is a chance she could appear on SportsNation initially as well, though no ESPN start date is set yet. Beadle can officially leave NBC Sports in early March, according to a source.

Beadle leaving ESPN in the first place was a little odd, but glad to see she’s returning.

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