Melissa Stark hired to replace Michele Tafoya on ‘Sunday Night Football’

Melissa Stark shall be NBC’s new sideline reporter for “Sunday Night time Soccer,” The Put up has discovered. 

Stark, 48, is at the moment on the NFL Community. She was the sideline reporter for ABC’s “Monday Night time Soccer” from 2000-2003. She went on to be a correspondent for the “The At the moment Present.”

She is changing Michele Tafoya. Tafoya is pursuing a profession in politics, which incorporates being a commentator. In-house NBC candidate Kathryn Tappen was the favourite for the job, however the gig goes to Stark. Tappen labored the Tremendous Bowl 2022 sideline in February for NBC reverse Tafoya.

That is a part of SNF’s facelift. Al Michaels has been changed by Mike Tirico because the community’s lead play-by-player. Tirico shall be teamed with Cris Collinsworth, who earlier than this epic NFL TV free company started, re-signed for $12.5 million a 12 months, in response to sources.

Melissa Stark has been employed by NBC Sports activities.
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Collinsworth’s new deal blocked Drew Brees from ascending to the No. 1 spot at NBC. Sources beforehand advised The Put up that Brees may very well be a contender as part of a commerce to Fox if he so needs. At Fox, although, Brees would most likely be within the combine for the No. 2 sport analyst position if Greg Olsen is promoted to the No. 1 spot.  

NBC Sports activities declined to remark.

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