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Report: Kaylee Hartung Leaving ESPN For Role At CNN

Kaylee Hartung, one of the rising stars at ESPN, is heading over to CNN, according to a report by Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead.

The Hartung news comes shortly after reports that Sam Ponder will leave College GameDayto take over Chris Berman's hosting gig on Sunday NFL Countdown. We have no idea if Hartung was considered to shift into the Ponder role, but considering her upward mobility at ESPN and the SEC Network, it seemed like a potential fit.

Instead, according to Glasspiegel's report, Hartung will be moving out of sports altogether, at least for the time being.

At CNN, where Hartung is expected to begin in April, she will contribute news reporting and features as a national correspondent based in Atlanta. At the outset, she will not contribute to Turner Sports. However, given her time at ESPN, it would not be surprising if she eventually resumes sports reporting.

Before joining ESPN, Glasspiegel notes that Hartung was an assistant and associate producer at CBS News for Face The Nation's Bob Schieffer.

We'll update as we learn more about this surprising move for Hartung.

[The Big Lead]