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Report: A Prominent ESPN Host Is Leaving For FS1

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FS1 is in the process of poaching another ESPN studio host, according to a new report from Sporting News.

Marcellus Wiley, a co-host of ESPN's "SportsNation," is expected to join FS1, according to Sporting News' Michael McCarthy. Wiley currently hosts "SportsNation" with LZ Granderson and Cari Champion.

Per McCarthy, his new role at FS1 would be working alongside Jason Whitlock on "Speak for Yourself," which airs 5-6 p.m. ET daily.

He is expected to receive "close to $2 million" annually from FS1.

The Los Angeles-based Wiley would succeed Colin Cowherd, who has co-hosted "SFY" with Whitlock since the show's premiere on June 13, 2016. Cowherd has been doing triple duty since he was lured to Fox by mentor Jamie Horowitz. Cowherd headlines "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" (noon ET) and co-hosts "SFY" with Whitlock, plus "Fox NFL Kickoff" with Charissa Thompson.

Cowherd is expected to focus on his "Herd" simulcast and his Sunday NFL pregame show, which has been making headway against ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown."

Wiley would join Cowherd, Whitlock, Skip Bayless, Chris Broussard and Erin Andrews as ESPN personalities to bolt for Fox in recent years.

The 43-year-old Wiley played 10 years in the NFL, retiring following the 2006 season.

In addition to his TV work for ESPN, Wiley co-hosts a radio show, "Afternoons on ESPNLA with Marcellus Wiley and Travis Rogers."