TV briefs/radio briefs: Elle Duncan on ESPN, Suchita Vadlamani, Jeopardy snafu on 11 Alive, 1340 sports shift

Atlanta native Elle Duncan will be joining ESPN SportsCenter May 9. CREDIT: ESPN

Atlanta native Elle Duncan has joined ESPN SportsCenter May 9. CREDIT: ESPN

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Friday, June 10, 2016

Elle Duncan began her career at ESPN on Monday at 11 a.m. co-hosting “SportsCenter” and her first show went off without a hitch.

The former Atlantan was best known for her time on V-103 before moving to Boston in late 2013 to cover sports full time.

She announced her move in April. 

Here’s how she played it on Instagram:

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Andrew Moore of Dacula competed Tuesday night in Tournament of Champions with the infamous rival Arthur Chu. CREDIT: Jeopardy

Fans watching “Jeopardy” on 11 Alive last Thursday didn’t get to see the results because the network accidentally re-aired the second half of Wednesday’s episode instead. CREDIT: Jeopardy

In a bizarre snafu last Thursday evening, 11 Alive aired the first half of a new episode of “Jeopardy.’ But after a commercial break, the station replayed the second half of Wednesday’s episode.

John Deushane, the general manager, said there was some sort of technical snafu involving a back-up server that has never happened before. He said unfortunately, the network is not allowed to re-air the episode properly. So if you want to know who won and what questions/answers were posed, you’ll have to go here.

Deushane, by the way, was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) this past Friday. Since he joined WXIA-TV six years ago, the station has won GAB’s Station of the Year four times and multiple Emmys for “Station Excellence.” The station pulled in 25 Emmys this past Saturday.

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1340/WIFN-AM, known as the Fan 3, is now carrying CBS Sports instead of Fox Sports. It covers the core part of Atlanta for the handful of folks who still listen to that part of the AM dial.

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Suchita Vadlamani hasn’t lived in Atlanta for many years since she left Fox 5’s “Good Day Atlanta” in 2010. But it appears she has not sold her Atlanta residence – until now. She posted an update on Facebook:


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