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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Michelle Beadle had doubts at NBC, thought about quitting TV

Michelle Beadle

Michelle Beadle left ESPN two years ago for what she thought would be greener pastures at NBC. She was wrong. Beadle expected her move to NBC to catapult her career to the next level. Instead, she ended up clashing with NBC Sports Network’s “Crossover” co-host Dave Dave Briggs and dreading going to work.

Earlier this week, Beadle told the NY Post that her time at NBC made her contemplate quitting television.

“It was the lowest for me,” she said. “I think being somewhat of a workaholic — and it’s not healthy by any stretch — but I think you place your self-worth on your career, and as far as I was concerned, my career was crap. I started to doubt myself, whether I even wanted to do TV, I thought about quitting. I found myself in a position where I was working for people I didn’t want to work for and I didn’t know how to get out of it. So, it was just bad, a bad overall feeling.”

Fortunately, Beadle left ESPN on good terms and was given a chance to return to her old job as co-host of “SportsNation.” She said she had envisioned her work with NBCSN being just as enjoyable but was misled.

“It was the way everything was handled, the way the show was put together from the beginning, it was not what I was told was going to happen,” she explained. I didn’t like my job anymore, and it was not fun having to go to work and pretend. … It was just a bad fit all around. That’s all I can say without getting into too much trouble.”

Beadle is now back with “SportsNation” and soaking up every minute of her new/old job one clever pirate joke at a time. She’s a perfect example of why it’s always best to not burn bridges when leaving an occupation.



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