Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman will host coverage of the Olympics for MSNBC. In other news, ESPN’s Michelle Bonner and Michelle Beadle are leaving the network.
- A Long Way From the ‘Back Alley’: Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman will host coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games for the MSNBC cable news network, it was announced Wednesday. The 2012 Olympics will be the first such assignment for Tilghman. Also hosting Olympic coverage for NBC Universal will be former CBS Sports broadcaster Pat O’Brien (Bravo) and Fred Roggin (CNBC). (NBC Sports Group press release via Fang’s Bites)
- SportsCenter Anchor Bonner Leaving ESPN: ESPNEWS and ‘SportsCenter’ anchor Michelle Bonner has parted ways with ESPN after a seven-year tenure. Bonner joined ESPN from CNN in 2005. (USA Today)
- ESPN2′s Beadle Out As Well: ESPN2 host Michelle Beadle, co-anchor of the ‘SportsNation’ afternoon talk show, is also leaving ESPN. (USA Today)