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Laura Rutledge Is Starting Her New Gig At ESPN This Afternoon

Laura Rutledge of ESPN stands with a Florida player.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - JANUARY 03: Adam Lane #22 of the Florida Gators stands with ESPN sideline reporter Laura Rutledge following a victory over the East Carolina Pirates in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field on January 3, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. Florida won the game 28-20. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Laura Rutledge has been a mainstay in ESPN's college football coverage over the years, but the prominent host is starting a new gig this afternoon.

The longtime college football reporter is now hosting ESPN's revamped NFL Live. The first episode of the newly-formed show is airing this afternoon.

The show's debut is set for 4 p.m. E.T. It will air on ESPN.

Keyshawn Johnson, Mina Kimes, Dan Orlovsky, Marcus Spears and Rutledge make up the new team for NFL Live. Rutledge posted earlier this year about her excitement for the new job. "Can’t wait to get to work with this exceptional team. They are all so talented and even better people," she wrote.

“Mina, Marcus, Dan and Keyshawn are all exceptionally talented and a whole lot of fun, and I can’t wait to work with them,” Rutledge added. “We are committed to bringing fans the best NFL coverage. This is a dream come true for me.”

ESPN is pumped for the show to get going.

“The kickoff of the 2020 NFL season presents an exciting opportunity to reimagine NFL Live with a new commentator team that brings a wealth of football intelligence and a built in chemistry,” ESPN VP Seth Markman said. “Laura, Marcus, Dan, Mina and Keyshawn have all excelled in their respective roles across ESPN platforms – and have already worked closely together. The daily conversations they will have about the NFL is something we hope fans will really learn from and enjoy.”