It looks like there are some big moves ahead for ESPN’s Jorge Sedano. Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead reported Monday that Sedano is expected to be co-hosting a new ESPN2 studio show Mondays at 5 p.m. Eastern with Marly Rivera and Bernardo Osuna, starting in late September, and also will host a new weekday morning show on ESPN LA 710.
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The program will be locally focused.
The show will be on from 6 am. to 9 a.m. PT, and go straight up against the Dan Patrick Show, which airs on KLAC 570. Currently, the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz airs from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on ESPN LA.
…Jason Barrett reported in mid-August that Sedano and Keyshawn, among others, were in the mix as names that might add more local content to the station. It remains possible that a third person will join their show, which is expected to debut in the next couple weeks. An ESPN spokesperson declined to comment for this story.
It’s interesting to see Johnson pop up in another ESPN role, given that his contract wasn’t renewed in January and he was part of the larger changes at Sunday NFL Countdown. He’d been with the company since 2007, but it looked like they decided he was no longer a fit for what they were doing nationally. A locally-focused LA radio show may be a good venue for him given his USC connections and his NFL resume, though, and Sedano may play off him well.
It’s also notable to see Sedano getting a couple of higher-profile roles; he’s been with ESPN since 2013 and has done lots of radio work, including with Mark Schlereth, Jen Lada and Israel Gutierrez, but this consistent ESPN2 show in particular seems like a step up for him. This will be one to keep an eye on as more details are announced.
Update: Sedano’s ESPN2 show will be just Mondays, not every weekday. This post initially had it as every weekday.
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