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Fox Sports reporter Lesley McCaslin leaving Thunder broadcast team

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From left, Thunder television broadcasters Nick Gallo, Lesley McCaslin, Michael Cage and Chris Fisher, take a group photo during media day for the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Fisher is the new television play-by-play announcer for the Thunder. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
From left, Thunder television broadcasters Nick Gallo, Lesley McCaslin, Michael Cage and Chris Fisher, take a group photo during media day for the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Fisher is the new television play-by-play announcer for the Thunder. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Lesley McCaslin has become a staple of Thunder broadcasts as a reporter for Fox Sports for seven years. She'll be taking on a new challenge next season.

McCaslin announced on social media Tuesday that this will be her final season covering the Thunder before assuming a new role with Fox Sports Southwest "in different capacities."


McCaslin announced on social media Tuesday that this will be her final season covering the Thunder before assuming a new role with Fox Sports Southwest "in different capacities."

McCaslin, who resides in Dallas and is expecting her second child, detailed her journey in a post entitled "A Bittersweet Goodbye to Thunder Nation" on her personal blog.

"Sometimes you just know that you are ready for a change, and that’s the basis for my decision," McCaslin said. "I have enjoyed every minute of my time in Oklahoma City, but over the past few months, I feel like God is calling me to do something different – to take on a new challenge – and be closer to home and my growing family."

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From left, Thunder television broadcasters  Nick Gallo, Lesley McCaslin, Michael Cage and Chris Fisher, take a group photo during media day for the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Fisher is the new television play-by-play announcer for the Thunder. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

From left, Thunder television broadcasters Nick Gallo, Lesley McCaslin, Michael Cage and Chris Fisher, take a group photo during media day for the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Fisher is the new television play-by-play announcer for...

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