As ESPN continues to recover from the shocking departure of President John Skipper and attempts to refocus the brand toward sports and away from politics, a new report claims that the network is considering selling Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight. According to The Big Lead, potential outlets for FiveThirtyEight — which ESPN purchased in 2013 — include The Atlantic among others. However, there is a chance the site could be shuffled to another division of The Walt Disney Company such as ABC News. A spokesperson for ESPN told The Big Lead, “FiveThirtyEight is a tremendous asset to ESPN, and together we’ve created exceptional content. We are exploring, with Nate, a variety of options for the future, and any discussion of exactly what that might look like would be premature.”



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