Michelle Beadle’s quick ride: From studio host for 2012 Olympics to likely being out at NBC

With The Crossover being cancelled, Jason McIntyre of the Big Lead reported Michelle Beadle could be negotiating a way out at NBC. It seems like executive producer Sam Flood no longer is a fan. Neither Beadle nor her agent are talking.

This morning, Richard Deitsch of SI.com wrote: 

Under this backdrop, I emailed NBC Sports last Thursday to ask what was next for Beadle in the wake of her show’s cancellation. Here was the nice, neat response from your friendly neighborhood NBC Sports spokesperson: “We expect her to remain a part of the shows she’s done for us in the past such as Breeders’ Cup and Triple Crown horse racing, and potentially adding some other assignments within our sports and entertainment properties. Michelle also continues as a correspondent for Access Hollywood.”

Interestingly, there was no mention in the NBC official statement about Beadle playing a role in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. If you remember, she was the studio host for NBC Sports Network during its massive coverage of the 2012 London Games. It was a huge assignment and she got strong reviews for marathon duty.

In fact, Beadle was one of the prime faces for NBC during those Games. When the network did its big media preview prior to the Summer Olympics, with all the top NBC executives on hand, who played the host? None other than their new star, Michelle Beadle.

Now, less than 16 months later, Beadle could be on her way out. My, how quickly things change.


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