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First Take Debuts from NYC Seaport District Studios with New Look and Sound

Learn the reasons behind the sophisticated, yet gritty, new visuals for First Take in its new NYC Seaport District studio.
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First Take is available to stream on demand via the ESPN App.
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Double take: #ClevelandASmith a k a Jamie Foxx confronts “twin” Stephen A. Smith on First Take

Jamie Foxx brought his eyebrowing-raising portrayal of Stephen A. Smith's "twin" #ClevelandASmith to First Take this morning. Go behind the…

Early to rise: ESPN morning programming a hit with young men

Late-night SportsCenter rules the ratings with male millennials. Young men also wake up locked on ESPN morning programming.
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Versatile Lada juggles First Take, SC Featured podcast, CFB Live hosting duties

Follow Jen Lada's busy Thursday as she served as substitute host of First Take, conducted the SC Featured Podcast and…
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Behind the scenes of First Take with Justine DeLuco

What's it like planning to take First Take out on the road for the NBA Finals? Justine DeLuco, director, Production…
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HBCU grad Stephen A. Smith humbled by CIAA Hall of Fame honor

First Take co-host Stephen A. Smith was inducted into the John B. McLendon CIAA Hall of Fame this weekend and…
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“And furthermore . . . ” First Take viewer contest winners review show appearances

First Take fans from NYC and Miami lived the dream and talked sports on the show this week. They review…
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First Take’s new chapter begins on ESPN January 3

First Take moves to ESPN on January 3 and it will mark the beginning of a new chapter for the…
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First Take’s Molly Qerim reflects on fast-paced first year

Molly Qerim is approaching his first-year anniversary as permanent host of First Take. She talks about her "favorite role" in…

Max Kellerman set to join First Take team on July 25

Max Kellerman says goodbye to his SportsNation colleagues and looks forward to his July 25 First Take debut alongside Stephen…
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Dramatic turn: Soap fan Stephen A. Smith guests on upcoming “General Hospital” on ABC

Between appearances on First Take and numerous other platforms, Stephen A. Smith squeezed in a cameo acting gig on the…
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Behind the scenes of First Take with Therese Andrews

Therese Andrews, project manager for First Take, is heavily involved in planning for the program's remote shows at Super Bowl…
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First Take premieres new opening with theme song by Wale

If you were watching or listening to the start of First Take this morning, you might have noticed ESPN2’s morning…
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First Take: Chuck Salituro

ESPN senior news editor Chuck Salituro has been with the company over 20 years and continues to be a journalistic…