Jason Fitz Moves To Early Mornings At ESPN Radio And Sarah Spain To Lead Evening Show
ESPN Radio is breaking up its “Fitz and Spain” evening show after this week.
Jason Fitz will take over the “First and Last” show from 5-6am while also becoming a regular contributor to the Golic and Wingo show that follows. Sarah Spain will continue to host the 6-9pm eastern evening slot which will be rebranded as “Spain and Company” with a rotating group of co-hosts and contributors including ESPN Radio’s Jason Goff and ESPN college basketball analyst Jordan Cornette.
Beginning Tuesday, May 28, ESPN’s Jason Fitz and Sarah Spain – who regularly appear across multiple platforms at the network – will be expanding their roles. Fitz will become a regular part of ESPN Radio’s weekday morning lineup. Spain will be hosting a new weeknight radio show. The duo has hosted ESPN Radio’s Spain and Fitz since the beginning of 2018.
Fitz – who joined ESPN in 2016 and has quickly become a household name across radio programming and the network’s digital platforms including hosting SportsCenter on Snapchat – will now be a regular contributor on ESPN Radio’s weekday morning drive show, Golic and Wingo featuring Mike Golic, Trey Wingo and Mike Golic Jr. Fitz will play a key role in the radio and television simulcast of the show which airs weekdays, 6-10 a.m. ET (ESPN2, 6-8 a.m. and ESPNEWS, 6-10 a.m.). He will continue to contribute to ESPN’s live, on-site digital presence at major events
“Working with Sarah has been incredible and it has – frankly – made me better being partnered with her every day,” said Fitz. “Looking ahead, I’m beyond excited to bring my energy and voice to the fans in the morning with the amazing Golic and Wingo team and before that, provide an hour of my perspective on First and Last.”
Fitz will be the regular host of ESPN Radio’s First and Last on weekdays during the 5-6 a.m. hour. The show – which leads into Golic and Wingo – will continue to provide insight on the previous night’s highlights and look ahead at the day’s stories.
Spain, the Peabody Award and Sports Emmy Award winner, is a signature voice across ESPN’s many platforms including ESPN Radio, espnW and a variety of the network’s television studio programming. Spain will now add to that, hosting her own, new ESPN Radio show, Spain and Company for three hours every Monday-Friday from 6-9 p.m.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Jason, creating a fun and unique show based on our shared sensibilities and interests,” said Spain. “Going forward, it’s a thrill for me to lead the way on Spain and Company with a great cast of co-hosts. We’ll be focused on the biggest national stories and giving listeners a fresh, different sound from the rest of the day’s radio slate.”
Co-hosts on the nightly show will include ESPN Radio’s Jason Goff and ESPN college basketball analyst Jordan Cornette.