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Meet Cari Champion, Michelle Beadle's Replacement On ESPN's 'SportsNation'

Cari Champion at the BET Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Cari Champion speaks onstage at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images )

ESPN's popular show SportsNation is getting a new host, starting on March 12. Cari Champion will replace Michelle Beadle.

Champion will join co-hosts L.Z. Granderson and Marcellus Wiley, who are currently part of the show. Beadle, meanwhile, will join Mike Greenberg and Jalen Rose on the new ESPN morning show, Get Up.

So who is Champion? She's been a veteran at ESPN for several years, and has been used in a variety of roles.

In July 2015, she became a SportsCenter anchor. Beginning in February 2016, she co-anchored SportsCenter Coast-to-Coast with David Lloyd. Prior to that, Champion was the moderator of First Take, working alongside Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless from 2012-2015. Her surviving that stint might be the most impressive thing on her resume.

Champion worked as a reported for the Tennis Channel from 2009-12 and served as anentertainment reporter for the Starz network and shows such as The Insider and Hollywood 411.

You're going to be seeing her a lot more now.

The 42-year-old champion is a UCLA alum.

Champion begins her tenure on SportsNation on March 12.

SportsNation airs daily at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.