Report: ESPN Could Tap Elle Duncan as Permanent ‘SportsCenter’ Host
The rising network star already anchors the new "SportsCenter on Snapchat" show with Katie Nolan.
In the wake of ESPN removing Jemele Hill and Michael Smith from their roles as co-anchors of the “SC6” version of “SportsCenter,” the network has been looking at potential replacements including Sage Steele and John Anderson.
According to a report from The Sporting News, add Elle Duncan’s name to the list.
In an interview piece with Duncan, The News suggests that Duncan – who already anchors “SportsCenter on Snapchat” with Katie Nolan and periodically hosts the main version of the show – could be tabbed to replace Hill and Smith.
Duncan, who joined ESPN in Bristol in 2016, will be taking maternity leave later this year so any promotion to hosting the primetime edition of the show would likely occur when she comes back.
If she does get the call-up to the big leagues, it sounds like Duncan would be ready and willing.
“I would revel in that opportunity. I think it would be an incredible opportunity,” she told The News. “The opportunity to have a new opportunity would be incredible. On the other side, I just get to continue what I’m doing now. So I’m in a good situation. I have to be honest, you telling me my name has been thrown around, is sweet. All of the speculation that I hear is purely Twitter.”
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