MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Michele Tafoya said Thursday afternoon that she is leaving ESPN.

Tafoya, a veteran sideline reporter for the national sports network, hosts a weekday show on NewsRadio 830 WCCO from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

She joined ESPN in 2000. In addition to working as a sideline reporter for “Monday Night Football,” Tafoya has also worked as a courtside reporter for NBA games.

Comments (26)
  1. Steve says:

    When she going to leave WCCO? Soon I hope!

    1. jimmy says:

      She’s must wake up every morning and pray for a Blizzard or a tornado that’s the only time anyone listens to that station anymore.

      1. Chuck says:

        Jimmy, Get over it already, as she does a nice job, we enjoy it, and more people listen than you think!

        1. jimmy says:

          You can google the ratings you can see where they were and where they are. By the way Michele who’s Chuck?

    2. Slim says:

      Steve, Sorry, but we disagree with you…
      I would rather listen to her than just about anybody else.
      She has done some great interviews that she has held her ground on…
      More than can be said about so many of the other wimps on the air!

    3. sabrina says:


      I AGREE!!!!! Of all the radio hosts at WCCO, she has the best time slot and has the least amount of intelligence. She cant even conduct an appropriate interview. Maybe she’ll move back to CA!!!!

  2. swerver says:

    You don’t like her because shes a woman doing sports, hey you’re a guy and you wear dresses, but i bet some1 still likes you

    1. Becca says:

      Swerver??? Please! Try something like S___ Head

  3. Bob says:

    Michele is an excellent sports reporter. Just wish she would stay away from politics on her radio show.

    1. jimmy says:

      She was hired to do politics . Why else would she be allowed to donate money to the Emmer campaign and be allowed to claim she’s unbiased

      1. Chris says:

        Jimmy, She is not and does not have to be unbiased.
        Her show is not true reporting, it is a talk show and she can share opinions.
        We believe that she does a great job, as she is knowledgeable on sports and politics. Hopefully she is just cleaning up her schedule to do more on WCCO!
        Give her a break and thank God we have her instead of the others.
        Nice job, Michelle, please continue the nice work and keep your chin up!

        1. jimmy says:


          I said she claimed to be unbiased in other words she thinks her audience is stupid. I must say I agree

    2. jimmy says:

      How much money do you think she gave to the Emmer campaign?

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  5. Bob 2 says:

    She is winding down so she is available to serve in president bachman’s
    cabinet as chief of disinformation

    1. betty says:

      EXACTLY!!!!!! She doesn’t have a CLUE!!!

  6. Chaz says:

    Great! Now there’s more time for her to start doing Timberwolves games!
    Perfect match for TWO losers!

    1. Tom says:

      Chaz, Please give her a break… that is rediculus and she is a winner in our eyes… keep up the good work Michelle!

  7. Randy says:

    Thank you WCCO for hiring Michelle. She is both bright and entertaining.
    Finally, you have someone on air that is slightly “Right” of center.
    I love your show!

  8. itsadamconspiracy says:

    I just betcha she is gay, and this is just one big fat cover up.

    1. jimmy says:


      You may be on to something she did adopt her children

    2. Barney says:

      Nah. I betcha YOU are. Guess there’s just as much public evidence for that as for your comment.

  9. Michael Clark says:

    I have ONE comment about Michele; she gets ticked when people try to say “Hi Michele” and then vent on her show. If she would get off her high horse and realize that when people say “Hi Michele”, we are displaying the Minnesota Nice that we’re known for. She just doesn’t get it sometimes

    1. Swamp Rat says:

      Right On, Michael! Michelle has her good points but she needs to relax and be a bit more smoother and classier in her talk show slot. She should be listening to old Cannon or Shelby for lessons in “Kool & Smooth”! Otherwise she is heading to be another talk show hack and know-it-all.

  10. Jim says:

    Michelle does a good job at WCCO of leveliing the playing field with all the other left leaning hosts they have. Kudo’s to WCCO for hiring her, she does a great job and I hope she remains at WCCO.

  11. ashley says:

    I wish the headline would have been, “TAFOYA LEAVES WCCO. ” I would look forward, once again, to the 3-6pm time slot

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