Brian Kenny Leaving ESPN in September, MLB Bound?

By Chris LaBate

According to a report in USA Today, anchor Brian Kenny is leaving ESPN and becoming a TV free agent. The paper reports that Kenny will host his final SportsCenter in early September. The information was confirmed by ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys. Among his various duties at the network, Kenny was the host of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights and his on-air battle with Floyd Mayweather Jr. have become infamous in the boxing world.

"Brian did great work for us. His contract was up and he found a new opportunity," Soltys said.

While not yet confirmed, rumors are circulating that Kenny is set to join the MLB Network. An MLB spokesman declined to comment. During his 13-year career at ESPN, Kenny anchored Baseball Tonight and did play-by-play for Wednesday Night Baseball among other baseball related programs.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Visceral on 08-23-2011

Don't go Brian!!!!!!! You are the only tolerable guy on friday night fights! Good general sports anchor too. WWWHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??????????!!!!!!???!!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Comment by RL_GMA on 08-23-2011


Comment by Medved on 08-23-2011

ESPN is like McDonalds, you dont have Michelin star chefs making your food, you just have workers. ESPN doesn't cover 1 sport extensively, they cover all of them so-so. Same with ESPN, 90% of the TV personalities just know the…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 08-23-2011

[QUOTE=King Ghidorah;11028294]Man that niqqa Brian Kenny is doing right..... ESPN is shi and always will be.... Teddy Atlas and Bert Sugar are the last ones I care for on that station....[/QUOTE] ESPN is ESPN and will never change. How many…

Comment by King Ghidorah on 08-23-2011

[QUOTE=The Gambler1981;11028215]ESPN is like a hydra, it doesn't matter they will plug some guy in and tell him to get to know boxing. Calling actual fights is hard but they aren't losing Tessitore are they~ being in the studio just…

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