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Popular SNY anchor, host and reporter Taylor Rooks is headed to Bleacher Report, sources told Awful Announcing. Per a source, the deal is not yet finalized.

After a two-year stint at Big Ten Network, Rooks has worked at SNY since 2016, hosting a show called Timeout with Taylor Rooks. She has drawn attention and acclaim for her one-on-one sit-downs with prominent athletes and celebrities from Dwyane Wade to Meek Mill and went viral last September when she argued with New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley about what percentage of the brain humans use.

It’s unclear what exact role Rooks will play at Bleacher Report, but she seems like a natural fit for an outlet that has constantly sought to expand its digital video operation — including through the brand-new Bleacher Report Live streaming service.

In addition to experience on camera, Rooks brings with her a massive social-media following. The 26-year-old has more than 66,000 followers on Twitter, more than 122,000 on Instagram and nearly 13,000 on Facebook.

Bleacher Report declined comment Wednesday.

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