Former ESPN anchor, Chris Hassel, announced he will soon be joining CBS Sports. Hassel was among the near 100 employees who lost their jobs during the highly publicized ESPN layoffs this past spring.
During his five year tenure at the network, Hassel became a popular ESPN personality, receiving a multitude of fan support following his departure. Hassel made the announcement that he was headed to CBS via his twitter account:
Born and raised in Iowa, Hassel began on television by winning a contest to call an Iowa Hawkeyes game on their radio network in 2005. He worked for Des Moines’ WHOTV from 2007-2012 before moving on to ESPN. At ESPN, Hassel worked as an anchor on SportsCenter, ESPNews, Goal Line and more.
Since leaving ESPN, Hassel has worked as a play-by-play announcer for “Stadium,” a sports streaming page via Facebook. Within Hassel’s Twitter bio, he states “anchor at CBS Sports, play-by-play for Facebook and Watch Stadium,” providing the expectation his new role at CBS will allow him to continue his work at Stadium.