Kirk Herbstreit reacts to reported departure of ESPN colleague Tom Rinaldi
One prominent ESPN reporter is switching networks according to multiple reports.
The story surfaced Wednesday when it was reported that Tom Rinaldi is leaving ESPN. The popular reporter and fan-favorite for many college football enthusiasts is now leaving for FOX Sports.
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According to the Washington Post, Rinaldi will be featured on every major event that FOX is set to broadcast:
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Tom Rinaldi, one of ESPN’s top on-air reporters, is leaving for Fox, where he is expected to be featured across all of its major events from the Super Bowl to the World Series to the World Cup and college football, according to sources.
Rinaldi has been at ESPN since 2002 and has been a fantastic reporter throughout his time there.
On Wednesday evening, Kirk Herbstreit reacted to the news on his personal Twitter account. Herbstreit said he has always appreciated Rinaldi’s talent and storytelling abilities and admitted that Rinaldi will be sorely missed at ESPN:
I have ALWAYS appreciated Tom’s talents & abilities. Love his story telling & care that he gives to each project. But the best thing about Tommy is he’s a GREAT teammate w/ an unbelievable soul. Tom we love you-we appreciate you-and we are happy for you-You’ll be missed greatly! https://t.co/J2OwMtW802
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 17, 2020
It will be interesting to see who ESPN utilizes in Rinaldi’s role, particularly for his many segments on College GameDay, moving forward.