Dan Patrick will be leaving ESPN, with his final radio broadcast to be on Friday, Aug. 17. The mutual agreement will allow Patrick to pursue new interests outside of ESPN, and will bring to an end his involvement with ESPN's radio, television and magazine outlets. The week of Patrick's final show, ESPN Radio will look back at memorable moments from the show, in addition to featuring special guest appearances and interviews.
Rumor has it he may join Sporting News Radio, as Patrick's brother is head of programming at there.
Patrick said: "I've spent a third of my life at ESPN. All my children were born while I was employed here. I feel privileged to have had this opportunity and I have extremely mixed emotions about leaving. With that said, I told ESPN that I believe it's time for me to try something different, something that will also be challenging and rewarding. While I'm not sure what that will be, I am grateful to ESPN for its willingness to allow me to pursue new endeavors."
Williamson added, "Dan has accomplished so much over the past two decades at ESPN and fans and newsmakers have turned to him for his steady and trusted approach. We wish him the very best." Patrick has hosted ESPN Radio's Dan Patrick Show since 1999.