ESPN personality, Ryen Russillo has signed a new agreement with ESPN that will allow him to expand his current role with the network.

What’s happening:

  • Ryen Russillo has signed an agreement to remain with ESPN and expand his current role.
  • Russillo will continue to make appearances on SportsCenter, The Jump and Get Up! along with continuing his weekly podcast, The Russillo Show.
  • Russillo will also periodically contribute to The Ringer.

What Ryen Russillo is saying:

  • “I’m really happy about how this has all worked out. Without Connor Schell [Executive Vice President, Content] and Rob Savinelli [Vice President, Talent] I’m not sure this would even be possible, to continue my employment at ESPN.”
  • “I’ve enjoyed LA, the [ESPN] podcast has been great and I look forward to coming back East occasionally to visit Will Cain.”
  • “This schedule also allows me to continue working on my screenplays and 3-5 pointless lunches a week.”


  • In July, Linda Cohn signed a multi year agreement to remain with the network and expand her NHL role as well. Cohn’s career with ESPN spans nearly three decades and she’s also the first anchor to film an impressive 5,000 episodes of SportsCenter.
  • Beginning next month, ESPN’s First Take will make a permanent move to the network’s New York Seaport District Studios. And while filming will be conducted in New York, First Take‘s production will remain in Bristol, Connecticut at the network’s headquarters.
  • ESPN’s Bob Ley, host of Outside the Lines, has announced that he will be taking a 6 month sabbatical from the show starting on October 1.