In an industry that features plenty of star power, Colin Cowherd certainly ranks right near the top. He established a reputation as one of the top sports media figures during his time with ESPN. But after more than a decade with the four-letter network, Cowherd bolted for FOX Sports.
And on Friday, the highly popular sports radio host just dropped a major clue about his next career move.
Colin Cowherd worked at ESPN for over a decade
Over the years, many sports media figures have built their brand by working at ESPN. From Adam Schefter to Stephen A. Smith to Jason Whitlock, there’s certainly been no shortage of star power at the four-letter network.
Colin Cowherd may currently collect paychecks for his work at FOX Sports, but he spent more than a decade earning a lucrative living from the company’s main competitor.
The Washington native joined ESPN in 2003 to replace Tony Kornheiser on the 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. time slot. Of course, The Herd with Colin Cowherd quickly became one of the most popular shows on the air. Cowherd built a loyal following who tuned in for his no-filter approach to sports, pop culture, politics, and everything in between.
During his time at ESPN, Cowherd also appeared on TV quite often. He co-hosted SportsNation with Michelle Beadle (and later Charissa Thompson) from 2009-2012.
However, like many of the athletes he interviewed and discussed on his show, Cowherd eventually took his talents elsewhere.
Taking his talents to Fox Sports
After 12 years at ESPN Radio, Colin Cowherd made a bold decision to leave the company. Of course, his exit included a bit of controversy.
Although his contract had been scheduled to end on July 31, 2015, Cowherd’s final broadcast aired on July 24. The sports media personality drew widespread criticism for disparaging remarks about Dominican baseball players. (H/T Washington Post)
“I’ve never bought into that ‘baseball is too complex.’ Really? A third of the sports is from the Dominican Republic,” Cowherd said. “The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world-class academic abilities.”
Ultimately, his comments resulted in an early termination of his contract.
Still, that didn’t keep Cowherd off the air for long.
Just a few weeks later, he officially joined Fox Sports on a four-year contract.
Since then, he has continued to draw huge numbers while providing listeners and viewers with bold takes and interesting theories, to say the least.
But once again, it looks like Cowherd will be on the move.
Cowherd just dropped a major hint about his next career move
Recently, speculation has swirled about Colin Cowherd’s next career move.
On Dec. 9, the sports media icon tweeted, “My life bout to get more interesting.”
Things got more interesting on Thursday when Bobby Burack of OutKick delivered a report about Cowherd and his future plans.
“Media sources tell OutKick that Cowherd is shopping for property in Las Vegas for both studio space and a house,” Burack wrote. “Sources add that the move relates to the increasingly lucrative opportunities in the sports gambling industry.”
Cowherd took to Twitter later that afternoon to respond to the latest rumblings about his next career move.
“Lots of rumors about me today on the Internet. I will simply say this — I will have a major announcement very early next week. Thanks for all your support,” he wrote.
Although Cowherd currently works and lives in LA, it sounds like he will soon return to where he started his broadcasting career.
And in true Colin Cowherd fashion, he added fuel to the fire on Friday by tweeting a picture of a “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.
As for his caption?
He simply wrote, “Ever feel like a city is calling you?”
It doesn’t take a detective to figure out that clue.
Well played, Colin. Well played.