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Dan Le Batard could reportedly be out at ESPN as part of big shakeup

Dan Le Batard

Dan Le Batard has had one of the most popular shows with ESPN for several years now, but the longtime media personality may end up being pushed out at the network as part of a big shakeup.

Le Batard has more than a year remaining on his current contract with ESPN, but Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that there is a feeling at the network that Le Batard’s program does not mesh with ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson’s tastes. ESPN may want Le Batard to focus more on sports with “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” whereas the program often touches on pop culture and other subjects.

Marchand notes that it is possible Le Batard’s show could continue to be aired on TV even if ESPN pulls him off the radio. Le Batard makes an estimated $3.5 million per year.

There also could be plans in the works to move Mike Greenberg back to a radio spot, possibly the 1-3 p.m. time slow that is currently held by Jason Fitz. Greenberg is expected to continue as the host of the TV show “Get Up!” either way.

Le Batard found himself in hot water last summer when he openly challenged ESPN’s no-politics policy and ripped Donald Trump. He has largely avoided political controversy since.

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