Earlier this year, Bomani Jones shook up a few of his listeners when he announced that he would take an indefinite absence from ESPN.
“I am taking a break,” he told listeners of The Right Times with Bomani Jones.
“I don’t know how long that break is going to be. That break will probably be until the end of July, at the earliest. I’ve been going kinda hard the last couple of years, stacked up my vacation time so I’ve got these two weeks. After that, we’re gonna see how it rolls, what I decide to do, whatever it is.”
After a lengthy absence from ESPN, Bomani Jones has signed a contract extension and made his return to the network this fall.
“I’m very happy to continue The Right Time with ESPN. I remain indebted to everyone who has worked to build the podcast, particularly my producer Gabe Basayne,” Bomani Jones said.
“Bomani is a leading voice in the audio space and has created a signature podcast with The Right Time that strongly resonates with fans and has only continued to grow. He is an impactful contributor across our lineup and we are excited to have him continue with ESPN,” Mike Foss of ESPN added.
Under his extended contract, Bomani Jones will continue to produce three episodes of The Right Time per week. He will also appear on SportsCenter, First Take, Pardon the Interruption and ESPN’s full slate of shows. Beyond his work with ESPN, he will also return for a second season of Game Theory on HBO.