Erin Andrews Exits ESPN, Rejoins Fox Sports

Erin Andrews Leaving ESPNErin Andrews has left ESPN after an eight-year stint to rejoin the Fox Sports network.

“Opportunities to add someone of Erin Andrews’ caliber don’t come along often and we’re thrilled to welcome her back,” Fox Sports Media Group COO Eric Shanks said of the hire. (Andrews was a stringer for Fox Sports Florida in 2000, at the start of her career.) “In addition to having her anchor our new college football show and studio coverage, we expect her to be a big contributor to our MLB and NFL coverage as well as other major events.”

Said Andrews in her own statement, “To have the chance to not only host the primetime college football pregame show, but cover the NFL, MLB and various other incredible Fox Sports properties is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I couldn’t be more excited to get to work.”

Fox Sports’ new 30-minute college football pregame show will kick off Sept. 1, teeing up the Hawaii-at-USC match-up.

In announcing Andrews’ exit from ESPN, the network’s VP of Communications Josh Krulewitz said via Twitter, “She did great work for us and we made an aggressive offer to keep her. We wish her the best on her next chapter.”

In addition to co-hosting College GameDay and contributing to other projects on the Disney-owned ESPN, Andrews appeared as a Dancing With the Stars contestant and did occasional reporting for Good Morning America.