Looks like ESPN is filling one of its biggest vacancies.
According to The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch, ESPN is making changes to its lineup by assigning “Monday Night Countdown” to one of its prominent figures, Scott Van Pelt.
Multiple sources have confirmed this decision.
Scott Van Pelt will be getting the Monday Night Football Countdown job, via multiple sources.
As @AndrewMarchand reported: It was he and Laura Rutledge who were up for it but I'm told that decision has been made and all parties know.
It's Van Pelt.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 19, 2023
Originally, Laura Rutledge and Van Pelt were contenders for the role, but it seems that Van Pelt has been chosen.
This means that Van Pelt will be hosting both the post-Monday night edition of “SportsCenter” and “Monday Night Countdown” during the NFL season.
ESPN recently parted ways with longtime personality Suzy Kolber, who had been with the network since the 1990s. Laura Rutledge, host and SEC correspondent for “NFL Live,” was also considered for the “Countdown” desk but will continue in her current role.
Additionally, ESPN will need to find a new analyst for Monday Night Football after releasing Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young.