Michael Smith Hangs ‘Em Up As ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ Anchor Weeks After Jemele Hill Exit

Deadline | 3/9/2018 | Erik Pedersen
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Michael Smith is headed to the ESPN SportsCenter sidelines. His last show will be tonight as he follows his former SC co-anchor and His and Hers podcast partner Jemele Hill out the door of the flagship highlights show.

Sports Illustrated first reported that Smith will leave the 6 PM ET gig, an unsurprising exit in the wake of management’s push to make the show more of a traditional SportsCenter. His move comes less than 14 months Smith and Hill were announced to be co-hosting the re-imagined SC6, in the hope of capitalizing on their unforced chemistry.

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