Max Kellerman to replace Skip Bayless on ESPN First Take


Earlier this summer, ESPN announced morning debate show host Skip Bayless would be leaving the network and his spot on ESPN’s First Take following the NBA Finals.

On Monday, the Worldwide Leader officially announced Bayless’ replacement would be none other than Max Kellerman.

Kellerman, who is currently a co-host of Sports Nation alongside Marcellus Wiley and Michelle Beadle, will begin the new era of First Take across the debate desk from Stephen A. Smith on July 25.

Kellerman is also the original host of Around The Horn, another ESPN staple, so he is more than experienced enough to lead the way on one of the network’s most highly-rated shows.

How do you think Kellerman will perform on ESPN’s First Take? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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