ESPN knows when it has a good thing.
According to Variety — ESPN’s 6pm edition of “SportsCenter” will soon become a “His & Hers” affair.
Smith and Hill have co-hosted “His & Hers” on ESPN2 since June of 2013 and will start hosting ESPN’s 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” on February 6, 2017, the day after Super Bowl LI.
They will replace the broadcast’s current anchor, Lindsay Czarniak, who will go on maternity leave in early November and return next year in a new role that will be announced later. Both hosts have signed new, multi-year deals with the Walt Disney-owned sports network.
The format of the new “SportsCenter” edition is expected to be more conversational, and feature commentary and opinion from Hill and Smith.