Cari Champion made it clear that she would be leaving ESPN in 2020. “After consulting with mentors, family and friends, I have come to the decision that it’s time to leave ESPN,” Champion tweets (via Sports Illustrated). “ESPN will always be a part of my legacy and I am proud to have been a part of theirs.”
Many years later, she opened up to the journalist about her experiences at the network’s sports channel, especially as the moderator of the debate. “First Take.” A appearance at the “I Am Athlete” podcastChampion felt that ESPN had forgotten her. She recalled her first audition for the program and feeling handicapped. “a blonde” Thank you for your interest in the job.
Champion was even awarded the title, but she said that her feelings of frustration during the time spent with the show were not surprising. “They let me know I didn’t matter,” Champion, “Intentionally, unintentionally. It was obvious. ‘You don’t matter Just be happy that you’re here. Ask questions. Don’t talk. Be happy that you’re here.'”