Jason Whitlock goes back to Fox Sports after leaving ESPN

Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Two weeks after leaving ESPN, Jason Whitlock is heading back to Fox Sports. 

Whitlock announced the move in a post on his blog early Wednesday morning and said he would be appearing on Colin Cowherd’s radio show Wednesday afternoon as well. 

ESPN parted ways with Whitlock early this month following a tumultuous tenure with the Bristol-based company. Whitlock had been hired by ESPN in 2013 and named the editor in chief of a new ESPN website called The Undefeated, intended to focus on race and sports. But The Undefeated has yet to launch and Whitlock was removed from his position as head of the site in June, two months after Deadspin’s Greg Howard published an extensive report detailing Whitlock’s various failings as a manager.

In the weeks after his departure from ESPN, Whitlock spent several days on Twitter teasing an eventual explanation for his ouster. He also railed against Howard in a series of tweets. Whitlock finally posted his explanation, a 2,500-word blog post, early Wednesday morning.

Whitlock has worked for Fox before, joining the company in 2007 before departing for ESPN in 2013.

Whitlock is the second high-profile ESPN employee to leave for Fox, following Cowherd’s departure this summer. 

- Dan Gartland

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