Sideline reporter Jenn Brown has left ESPN. Contacted by SI.com on Wednesday afternoon, a network spokesman confirmed the departure. "Jenn Brown is no longer working for ESPN," said ESPN spokesperson Mike Humes. "We wish her well."
Brown joined ESPN fulltime in February 2010 and eventually morphed into a high-profile assignment on the sidelines for ESPN's Thursday Night college football primetime telecast. At the time, ESPN brass were clearly positioning her as a replacement for Erin Andrews should Andrews depart from the network. Last year, Sam Ponder was given the Thursday Night assigmnment as well as a role on College GameDay. Brown worked last season on ESPN's Saturday noon game with announcer Dave Pasch and analyst Brian Griese
A former softball player at Florida, Brown also covered the College World Series, Little League World Series, and also co-hosted ESPNU's RoadTrip. She first joined ESPN as freelance correspondent in 2006.
Along with sportscasting, Brown is a spokesperson for various companies and has a jewelry line -- The Jenn Brown Collection. Prior to joining ESPN, she hosted a number of entertainment programs including E! News Now.