Friday, February 19, 2021

Report: WFAN's Craig Carton Talking With MLB Network

Craig Carton

WFAN host Craig Carton is in talks with MLB Network to host a daily morning TV show, The NY Post reports.

Whether or not a deal goes through, Carton, who was released from federal prison last year following a conviction for fraud, would continue to do his afternoon drive-time show on WFAN with Evan Roberts.

Carton, 52, still owes the victims of his crime nearly $5 million.

The potential Carton MLBN show would be a one-hour program, a source said.

MLB Network has had success in early afternoons with SiriusXM and former WFAN host Christopher (Mad Dog) Russo.

Carton has detailed his gambling addictions that he said led to his imprisonment. Carton has a solo show, “Hello, my name is Craig” on Saturday mornings that is designed to help those with similar issues.

If Carton ends up on MLB Network in the morning, SiriusXM would have the right to simulcast the program on its baseball channel.

As part of MLB’s overall layoffs, the network let go 17 people last week, which included Bruce Schein, who served as Russo’s contributor on “High Heat.” Earlier, the network had let go of Chris Rose and Eric Byrnes.

If the Carton show happens, it may begin at 7 or 8 a.m., preceding “MLB Central” with Lauren Shehadi, Robert Flores and Mark DeRosa, which starts at 10 a.m.

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