Wendi Nix out at ESPN after 17 years
After 17 long years, longtime reporter Wendi Nix has called it quits from media giant ESPN. Nix reported of the news on her Instagram today.
“Exactly 17 years ago, I walked into ESPN wide-eyed and excited. This week, I walk out the same way. Grateful, but equally excited about the next chapter. To be continued…”
Over the past several weeks, ESPN ran through around 20 employees, laying them off due to cutting costs in the company. Nix was not a part of the group, but her contract expired this year. In doing so, it decided to pull the pin on her career with the company and not resign her. As she announced on her Instagram, her career path is yet to face a new road.
Alongside her leaving the company, Nix gained not only new co-workers but friends at the company. NFL reporter Field Yates congratulated the 17-year veteran on a stunning career at the company, writing, “Amazing run, Wendi! Best of luck with whatever is next!”
But Yates wasn’t the only supporter of Nix’s tenure with ESPN. College Football personality Ryan McGee followed with a statement of his own: “Proud to be your teammate!!!”
Now, the company has already found Nix’s replacement on short notice. Kelsey Riggs, a TV host, will replace Nix on “College Football Live,” continuing the mass movement in the company strings at ESPN.
Nix isn’t the only one who has moved on from ESPN in the last few weeks. Michael Irvin, who spent a few years at ESPN, followed up most recently with NFL Network, has now joined alongside Skip Bayless and recently added Keyshawn Johnson on Fox Sports’ ‘Undisputed.’
Where will Nix go now? Let us know in the comments down below.
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