Former ESPN anchor Adnan Virk has apparently resolved his abrupt departure from the network and found the next stop in his broadcasting career.
Shortly after signing a multiyear contract extension, Virk was fired in January for allegedly leaking company information about ESPN’s negotiations with Major League Baseball.
“While the company and I may disagree about the exact circumstances surrounding my unfortunate departure, we all collectively agree it’s time to move on,” he said in a statement.
So what’s next?
Author James Andrew Miller reports Virk is headed to digital subscription service DAZN, where he will anchor a daily MLB highlight show.
Virk, 40, was one of ESPN’s primary hosts on “Baseball Tonight,” which makes him a good fit for a similar role on DAZN.
As Awful Announcing notes, DAZN just signed a three-year deal with MLB, which will include a live show each weeknight that will “seamlessly whip around live MLB games to showcase the most suspenseful moments, crucial plays and biggest rallies.”
DAZN is run by former ESPN president John Skipper and its head of talent, John Santry, was previously at CAA, the agency that represents Virk.
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