Re: Female Reporter Exodus From ESPN
For those not paying attention, Erin & Michelle leaving ESPN isn't a "because they're women" thing. There is a long history of people rising to fame on ESPN, then leaving for something else when ESPN won't match the kind of offers they're making elsewhere. Keith Olberman, Craig Killborn, Rich Eisen, Dan Patrick, Kevin Frasier, Brian Kenney, Max Kellerman, etc, etc, etc...
Frankly the formula works. ESPN takes a largely unknown person, put them in a role where the country gets comfortable with them, then when they get to the point that the start seeing increasing offers elsewhere, ESPN replaces them with the next person.
Wouldn't surprise me much to see Scott Van Pelt follow Erin out the door. Both have been rumored to be on their way out for several months now.