After being reported for weeks, ESPN and host Maria Taylor released a joint announcement Wednesday morning, stating both sides were unable to reach a new contract agreement.
NPR aggregated the news, but they did so with one epic blunder, using a photo of Taylor’s ESPN colleague Kimberley A. Martin. Martin tweeted a screenshot of the mistake, promising that the photo NPR used is of her, not her departing colleague Maria Taylor.
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) July 21, 2021
NPR has corrected the error and apologized – chalking up the mistake to an incorrect AP caption.