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Note the byline on this ESPN story about the retirement announcement from Sue Bird.

Alexa Philippou joined ESPN back in February to cover women’s basketball after covering UConn and the Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant since 2019. So that worked out well!

Clare Dignan is leaving her role as an investigative reporter for Hearst Connecticut to join the Connecticut Mirror as the website’s development officer. She was with Hearst for five years.

Former WTNH and Fox 61 reporter Erin Logan is back on the air in Connecticut – working this summer for News 12.

Back to ESPN for a moment…

The Bristol based company is fighting in Connecticut Superior Court with Sage Steele over her lawsuit against the network alleging that ESPN violated her free speech rights. The dispute stems from comments she made on air about former President Obama and the company’s vaccine mandate. ESPN filed a motion last week to dismiss the lawsuit.