It was reported Thursday morning that former Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell will be taking over Scott Van Pelt’s position on the SVP & Russillo Show. ESPN confirmed that on Thursday afternoon and the show will begin airing on August 31 at 1 p.m. every weekday.
College Spun shared the news of the Kanell joining the show permanently. It was reported earlier in the morning that Kanell may be taking over the spot, but there was no confirmation on what the show will be named, as it is called The Russillo Show right now.
The show will now be called Russillo and Kanell and will simulcast on ESPNEWS as well as ESPN Radio.
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) August 13, 2015
Van Pelt announced his decision to leave the show to take a midnight anchor position on Sportscenter earlier this summer. It has been odd not hearing Van Pelt’s iconic voice on the afternoon show, but Kanell will fill in nicely for him.
From The Big Lead:
Danny Kanell will be Ryen Russillo’s new co-host weekdays from 1-4pm Eastern on ESPN Radio, TBL has learned from multiple sources. Russillo has been at the network since 2006; he was a utility man on the radio airwaves for about four years before his show with Scott Van Pelt in 2009. SVP, of course, departed the show a short while ago to host midnight SportsCenter.