Awful Announcing has learned that Mike Hill has been let go by ESPN. An official statement from ESPN says it was a "mutual decision with and by Mike and ESPN. We wish him the best in his next chapter."

The ESPN Radio show that he co-hosted with Mark Schlereth that was titled "Hill & Schlereth" will now be known as "Schlereth & Company."

Sources have informed Awful Announcing that Hill was called into ESPN offices and was told that he was being let go at the end of his contract which management had thought was in a month. However, Hill's contract was to expire in June 2014. 

Both parties decided it was best for Hill to leave immediately instead of remaining until 2014. The Big Lead had earlier reported via Twitter Hill and ESPN were parting ways.
Mike confirmed to a tweeter that he is indeed leaving Bristol.

It would not be a stretch to think that he would be hired soon by Fox Sports 1 and/or Fox Sports Radio.
More on the the story as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Multiple industry sources have told Awful Announcing that Mike Hill will be headed to Fox Sports 1. A text to a Fox Sports spokesman seeking comment has not been answered as of this time.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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