ESPN is bringing back a permanent sideline reporter for Monday Night Football, with Lisa Salters getting the job.
The network has announced that Salters, who has previously worked the sidelines for NBA and college football games, is getting called up to the NFL.
Last year Monday Night Football downplayed the sideline reporter role and used a rotating cast when sideline reporters were present at all, and the three men in the booth — Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski — filled the air time during pauses in the action. But now that Jaworski is out, ESPN has apparently decided that it needs a third on-air personality.
Past sideline reporters on Monday nights have included Lynn Swann, Lesley Visser, Eric Dickerson, Melissa Stark, Lisa Guerrero, Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber.