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Report: ESPN re-signs Business Reporter Darren Rovell

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By Anthony Caruso III

According to USA Today’s The Big Lead, ESPN has signed Business Reporter Darren Rovell to a multi-year contract extension. While there’s been a mass exist by some of the company’s big names, Rovell’s one of the few that has stayed.

Rovell, the report says, was in talks with CNBC before striking his new deal. He has a huge role on social media with his Twitter account, while also speaking on their digital and television platforms.

Darren Rovell (Photo by ESPN)
Darren Rovell (Photo by ESPN)

He previously worked at CNBC from 2006 through 2012. This is his second stint at ESPN as he returned to the company in 2012 — and his first stint ran from 2000 to 2006.

ESPN lost some of its polarizing figures within the past few years as Bill Simmons, Colin Cowherd, Skip Bayless and Mike Tricio left the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Cowherd and Bayless went to Fox Sports 1, while Tricio went to NBC and Simmons to HBO.

There were others, who left ESPN during their recent talent dump, as well.

This new deal comes not long after he had a feud with UFC president Dana White. In May, Rovell broke the story that White and his partners would sell the UFC to WME-IMG.

White called out Rovell for his report as they have a love-hate relationship. However, in July, White and his group sold the UFC for $4 billion — while White remains the president.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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