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Michele Tafoya hints at future plans after pending NBC exit

NBC's Michele Tafoya said that prior to the formal announcement this week of her coming on-air retirement, she "has been planning to pivot her career for several years, 'to pursue some other opportunities that are really meaningful to me,'" according to Ryan Glasspiegel of the N.Y. POST. On her next move, Tafoya said, “If I wanted to stay in sports television, I wouldn’t be leaving. This is about opening a new chapter for me.” Tafoya in November appeared on "The View" and "made waves when she said she did not have sympathy” for former NFLer Colin Kaepernick. When the crowd "jeered her," Tafoya “leaned into it.” She said of that appearance, “It was an opportunity to just try something different and try something where I get to talk about other stuff. That was enjoyable for me and that was the biggest takeaway.” At NBC, Tafoya’s role was as a reporter, but her stint on “The View” was "more punditry -- not the what, but analysis of the why and the how." Whatever she does next “will almost certainly include her opinions” (N.Y. POST, 1/13).

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