Jim Rome Bolts ESPN Moves to CBS Sports Network

Premiere Radio Networks syndicated radio sports talker Jim Rome confirmed Friday that he is leaving ESPN after eight years as host of “Jim Rome Is Burning.”  The Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre cited an ESPN source as saying that Rome “was presented with a multi-year offer to return to the network, but he did not accept it.” Two other sources said that Rome and the “JRIB” show “will move over to the burgeoning CBS Sports Network.” Sources indicated that Rome “will have an expanded role at the network beyond the show,” though the specifics of that role were unclear. Rome wrote on his Twitter feed, “I want to thank ESPN for the opportunity to host JRIB & all the support I received over the years. I’m looking forward to future endeavors.”  The blog, Sports by Brooks reported Rome’s last appearance on ESPN will be Jan. 27. Romes move to a new Television home will not affect his daily Premiere syndicated radio show.

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