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ESPN Names Molly Qerim New Interim Host Of "First Take"

Molly Qerim And Jalen Rose Watch NBA Game.

AUBURN HILLS, MI - DECEMBER 23: Molly Qerim and Jalen Rose of ESPN watch the Golden State Warriors play the Golden State Warriors at the Palace of Auburn Hills on December 23, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith have a new person to talk over.

ESPN has named Molly Qerim the interim co-host of First Take, the ESPN2 morning show that was previously moderated by Cari Champion (who's going to SportsCenter). 

Qerim, 30, began her career at ESPN in 2006. She worked for CBS Sports and the NFL Network from 2010-2015. 

From ESPN's press release:

Molly Qerim, who began her career working for ESPN digital media and ESPN Mobile, will rejoin the company Wednesday, July 1.

Her first assignment will be as host of ESPN2’s SportsNation (3-4 p.m. ET) Wednesday, July 1, and Thursday, July 2 (Michelle Beadle is off). On Monday, July 13, she will begin her role as interim host of ESPN2’s First Take (10 a.m.), moderating debate between Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless.

Good luck trying to keep Skip and Stephen A. quiet, Molly. 

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