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May 10, 2013

Fox Sports 1 Adds Molly McGrath

by Jared


With 100 days to go until launch, Fox Sports 1 continues to firm up programming plans and add on-air talent.

The national sports network, which is scheduled to bow on Aug. 17 in some 90 million homes, announced Thursday the additions of Don Bell, Molly McGrath and Julie Stewart-Binks.

Bell’s primary role will be to serve as an anchor for Fox Sports Live, the network’s news, opinion and highlights show that will compete with ESPN’s SportsCenter. He joins Fox Sports 1 after three years as an anchor for ESPNews. His career also includes stints as weekend sports anchor at KYW-TV, CBS’s affiliate in Philadelphia, at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Fla. and KPLR-TV in St. Louis.

That smoke you see outside your window is from Bristol. ESPN is currently on fire. I give Fox Sports 1 a lot of credit, they are coming at ESPN with everything they have. They already have Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson, adding Molly McGrath completes the trifecta. Who’s knows if Fox’s approach will work. We all know the whole spend a ton of money to acquire talent worked out for the Miami Marlins.


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