ESPN's Chris Berman to Retire After 2016 Football Season (Report)

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Berman is in the final year of his contract and is expected to retire rather than find a new network.

ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman is retiring after the 2016 football season. 

Berman is in the final year of his contract, according to The Big Lead, and is expected to retire rather than find a new network. 

The sportscaster has been with ESPN since 1979, joining the new sports network only a month after it was formed. ESPN has not yet announced who will replace Berman on the network's Monday Night Countdown or Sunday NFL Countdown shows. The Big Lead reports that NFL Live host Trey Wingo or Suzy Kolber could take over for the longtime sportscaster. 

ESPN declined to comment.

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