It appears that Michelle Beadle is set to leave ESPN’s ‘Get Up’ according to a report from the The Big Lead.
Via The Big Lead.
Michelle Beadle will leave ESPN’s morning show Get Up at the end of the month; she and NBA Countdown are returning to Los Angeles. She will be replaced on Get Up by a rotating cast of Maria Taylor, Laura Rutledge, Jen Lada, and Dianna Russini, The Big Lead has learned from a person with knowledge of the news. Unauthorized to speak publicly on the matter, the person requested anonymity.
Beadle will also be a part of a new NBA post-game show launching this fall. The new show will be called After The Buzzer, and will air after Wednesday and Friday doubleheaders on ESPN. ESPN is also launching a new pregame show called NBA Courtside, airing between Countdown and games for 15 minutes live from the arenas.
Jalen Rose will be splitting duties between Get Up and NBA studio shows. Furthermore, Get Up will be changing from three hours to two hours; beginning September 3rd, SportsCenter will air from 7-8 am ET.
This report comes just a day after Beadle caused an uproar when she said that she was boycotting football because she felt the sport marginalized women.
There’s a reason why this will be the second season I don’t watch NFL and I don’t spend my Saturdays watching college football either. I believe that the sport of football has set itself up to be in a position where it shows itself in the bigger picture to not really care about women — they don’t really care about people of color, but we won’t get into that for NFL either — but as a woman I feel like a person who has been marginalized.”
“And every single one of these stories that comes out, every single time, pushes me further and further away. I realize they don’t care, but for me it’s opened up my weekends. I appreciate you for giving that to me. I don’t care anymore. I’ve lost the ability to be surprised. You got three games. You could’ve been fired. They could’ve gotten away with not having to pay you a single dime. You survived it, and not only did you survive it, but you didn’t have the grace enough to at least look over the statement you were handed seven seconds before and pretend that you meant a single word in it. The entire thing is a disgrace. I’m just numb to it. I’m just ready for NBA to kick off, quite frankly. That’s what I’m here for.”
Get Up, which has been having a tough time in the ratings department, was in the process of bolstering it’s football coverage when Beadle said that she was boycotting football.
This move makes sense considering Beadle didn’t seem like she fit on the show anyways.