Cari Champion is leaving ESPN.
The longtime network host announced the news on Twitter Thursday with no explanation as to why or what her plans are moving forward.
Cari was at ESPN for 7 years and hosted it’s top rated show ‘First Take.’ She also had her own show on the network.
After consulting with mentors, family and friends, I have come to the decision that it’s time to leave ESPN. Over the past 7 years, I’ve grown from hosting First Take to having my own show on SportsCenter, and experiencing so much more in between.
— Cari Champion (@CariChampion) January 9, 2020
ESPN released statement on Cari asking for her release and it being granted. Cari last day with ESPN will be January 31st:
Statement from ESPN on Cari Champion's pending departure: pic.twitter.com/Wf7gFPvluv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) January 9, 2020
This is how everybody is feeling right now:
Cari Champion not gone be on TV as much now pic.twitter.com/nlBjYbqLJb
— OG Slim (@Jody_McFly) January 9, 2020
Cari Champion leaving ESPN pic.twitter.com/XSNm6H0YJw
— CMC Stan Account 🏁 (@CalledMe_Buskey) January 9, 2020
— Carlton Banks (@NostalgiaPrep) January 9, 2020