By Tom Robin, EnStarz | Jun 30, 2012 06:29 AM EDT
ESPN reported Erin Andrews is leaving the network. The news was confirmed via Twitter by ESPN staff Josh Krulewitz, Mike Humes and Mike Soltys. All three tweeted the same message on Friday evening: "Erin Andrews leaving ESPN. She did great work for us & we made an aggressive offer to keep her. We wish her the best on her next chapter."
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Andrews has been working for the network since 2004 when she first started off as a reporter for ESPN National Hockey Night. She has covered Major League Baseball, College World Series, college basketball, and college football. Her contract with ESPN officially expires Saturday, and it has been announced that she will be joining Fox Sports as part of a new college football broadcast team.
Fox, which declined to comment on the move, made a 12-year agreement with the Pac-12 in the last few years to broadcast 40 games per season.
According to Sports Illustrated, Andrew's representative Lewis Kay declined to comment on the move, saying: "We are not in a position to discuss Erin's next career move."
Andrews appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2012, placing third with dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
In 2008, Erin Andrews was filmed in her hotel room through a peephole by a stalker. One of the videos showed her nude, which quickly went viral. The stalker, Michael David Barrett, was arrested and sentenced to 30 months in prison, three years of probation and $5,000 in fines. Andrews sued Barrett, the Marriott International and Radisson Hotels in which she was filmed, for negligence and invasion of privacy in connection with the secret videotaping.
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