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Former ESPN Anchor Sara Walsh Announces Her New Job

Sara Walsh, while at ESPN.

After nearly two years, Sara Walsh will be back on camera, after she was laid off as part of the ESPN mass layoffs that took place last April.

While the layoffs weren't great for anyone at the time, Walsh's story was among the most brutal.

The decision came as she was on maternity leave. She had just moved back to Connecticut with her newborn twins when the layoffs occurred.

Sara Walsh was recently hired by FOX Sports, and she will make her return to television during this weekend's Falcons-Saints game.

Walsh will be on the sideline, working with Sam Rosen and Cris Carter on the call.

She made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon, quote-tweeting sports media insider Richard Deitsch, who interviewed her for The Athletic:

Walsh's last appearance on SportsCenter came on Jan. 22, 2017. She was on a six-year deal that was set to run through 2020 when ESPN made the decision.

On an even more harsh note, last year Walsh revealed that she had suffered multiple miscarriages while working at ESPN, before finally giving birth to twins in early 2017.

From her May Instagram post:

"The road down a dark path began while hosting Sportscenter on the road from Alabama. I arrived in Tuscaloosa almost three months pregnant. I wouldn't return the same way. The juxtaposition of college kids going nuts behind our set, while I was losing a baby on it, was surreal. I was scared, nobody knew I was pregnant, so I did the show while having a miscarriage. On television. My husband had to watch this unfold from more than a thousand miles away, texting me hospital options during commercial breaks.

It would get worse. Two more failed pregnancies. More than once, I'd have surgery one day and be on SportsCenter the next so as not to draw attention to my situation. We then went down the IVF road of endless shots and procedures. After several rounds, we could only salvage two eggs. I refused to even use them for a long time, because I couldn't bear the idea of all hope being gone. I blew off pregnancy tests, scared to know if it worked. It had. Times two.

It was exciting news, but we knew better than to celebrate. So I spent a third straight football season pregnant, strategically picking out clothes and standing at certain angles, using scripts to hide my stomach. There would be no baby announcement, no shower, we didn't buy a single thing in preparation for the babies, because I wasn't sure they'd show up. We told very few people we were pregnant, and almost no one there were two. For those that thought I was weirdly quiet about my pregnancy, now you know why."

After a tough few months for her, and many others that were formerly at ESPN, you have to feel good about how things are looking up for Sara Walsh.