Found June 02, 2012 on Awful Announcing:
PLAYERS: Michelle Beadle


The much-reported new co-host for SportsNation has been officially announced by ESPN, and it's Charissa Thompson, better known from Numbers Never Lie on the network. Her first show will be this Monday, June 4th. Thompson is a former sideline reporter with Fox and the NFL Network, and was probably more known for her in-studio and sideline work on the Big Ten Network.

The move to SportsNation is a nice step up for Thompson, who was doing a good job with Numbers Never Lie, but saw it stuck in a crappy timeslot and unable to gain a lot of traction with fans. She's had experience on SportsNation before, filling in at times for Beadle. Before joining ESPN, I was very impressed with Thompson's work as an avid BTN viewer. Over there, she hosted studio shows on occasion, but they were more countdown type shows (such as the Big Ten's Greatest shows) as opposed to a discussion-type show like Numbers Never Lie or SportsNation.

It might take a little bit of time for Thompson to ease into her role on SportsNation, but she should be a fine replacement for Beadle. I personally think she may even be better in the role, due to her previous experience.


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Dropping Links: Sunday, June 3, 2012

- Drafting Adam Morrison is one of the Bobcats' bad decisions Michael Jordan didn't make, according to another Charlotte executive. |Ball Don't Lie| - Charissa Thompson will replace Michelle Beadle on ESPN's SportsNation. |Awful Announcing| - Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie tweeted about being caught in the midst of the Eaton Centre mall shootings in Toronto. |SportsGrid...
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