On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN announced a series of changes to its SportsCenter lineup in the coming months.
The two most notable changes will be between Elle Duncan and Sage Steele. Duncan left for maternity leave earlier this month, leaving a gap in the coverage for the Worldwide Leader.
Sage Steele will help fill that void somewhat, moving to the noon edition of SportsCenter. Meanwhile, when Duncan returns from maternity leave, she will take over the 6:00 p.m. ET SportsCenter with Kevin Negandhi.
Here's the full slate, via ESPN:
Midnight (Washington, D.C.)
1 a.m. (Los Angeles)
ESPN EVP Norby Williamson addressed the changes. He noted that the company wanted to open "opportunities" for various anchors to experience a new time slots.
"We have a very talented and diverse set of voices on SportsCenter and a deep lineup of quality individuals who make up the team," said Williamson. "As we turn the page to 2021, we’re doing what we have always done – providing new opportunities for some anchors to experience different shows and pairings while offering continuity and familiarity to our viewers with other editions."
The full release can be seen here.