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ESPN Sideline Reporter Shannon Spake Leaves For FOX Sports

Long-time ESPN employee Shannon Spake, who has done sideline reporting for college football, college basketball and NASCAR on the network, is headed to FOX Sports. Spake, who joined the Worldwide Leader back in 2006, will be making her debut this fall as part of a team that includes Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt.

She is replacing Molly McGrath as the network's lead sideline reporter.

">@FOXSports announces

.@FOXSports announces @SSpakeESPN has joined as reporter for college football, @NASCARONFOX & college basketball https://t.co/92vqV4XBsH

— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) July 6, 2016

">@SSpakeESPN has joined as reporter for college football,

.@FOXSports announces @SSpakeESPN has joined as reporter for college football, @NASCARONFOX & college basketball https://t.co/92vqV4XBsH

— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) July 6, 2016

">@NASCARONFOX & college basketball https://t.co/92vqV4XBsH

— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR)

.@FOXSports announces @SSpakeESPN has joined as reporter for college football, @NASCARONFOX & college basketball https://t.co/92vqV4XBsH

— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) July 6, 2016

">July 6, 2016

">@SSpakeESPN will be its lead CFB sideline reporter, replacing

Fox announces @SSpakeESPN will be its lead CFB sideline reporter, replacing @MollyAMcGrath. Spake will also work NASCAR & CBB.

— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 6, 2016

">@MollyAMcGrath. Spake will also work NASCAR & CBB.

— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch)

Fox announces @SSpakeESPN will be its lead CFB sideline reporter, replacing @MollyAMcGrath. Spake will also work NASCAR & CBB.

— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 6, 2016

">July 6, 2016

">@ShannonSpake ...

.@FOXSports announces @SSpakeESPN has joined as reporter for college football, @NASCARONFOX & college basketball https://t.co/92vqV4XBsH

— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) July 6, 2016

">@FOXSports

— Shannon Spake (@ShannonSpake)

Thank you so much for all the well wishes! Really excited for the opportunity! New twitter handle @ShannonSpake ...@FOXSports

— Shannon Spake (@ShannonSpake) July 6, 2016

">July 6, 2016

">April 5, 2016

There's no word on whether McGrath will stay on with the network.