Updated at 12:20pm Eastern
Facebook messages from his friends congratulating him on the “R word” just may be proof enough that Traug Keller is stepping aside at ESPN.
As first reported by Barrett Sports Media, Keller — not to be confused with his son, the WeWork Director of the same name — “is expected to help” ESPN through a transition period before stepping away from his day-to-day duties as the SVP of ESPN Audio and as head of the ESPN Talent Office in February.
It marks the latest major shift for ESPN’s audio properties in the last five months.
Who will now lead ESPN Radio? An internal memo obtained by RBR+TVBR offered details — including a new leader in Los Angeles.