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ESPN Reporter Jeannine Edwards To Retire After Cotton Bowl

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The veteran reporter will do her final game for ESPN this week.

One of ESPN's most-veteran reporters is putting away the notepad after this week.

Jeannine Edwards, who joined the network in 1995, has announced that she'll be retiring at the end of the year. Her final assignment is the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Friday between No. 5 Ohio State and No. 8 USC.

“I’ve made this decision after a lot of thought and careful consideration,” said Edwards, who indicated she was offered a new contract with ESPN, per the release. “It wasn’t easy, and I still can’t believe I’m saying the word ‘retire,’ but I felt the time was right.”

Edwards' husband is Glenn Spencer, the defensive coordinator for Oklahoma State. She said she's making her decision so she can spend more time with her family.

Congrats on a great career, Jeannine.