By Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist Published Sep 28, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Since joining ESPN almost a year ago, former WITI-TV FOX 6 sports reporter and anchor Jen Lada has appeared on a number of radio and TV shows for the network.

Starting tonight at 8 p.m. locally, Lada is launching a new national radio show on ESPN radio called "Jorge & Jen," co-hosted by Jorge Sedano.

With more than 15 years of radio broadcast experience, Sedano hosted "Sedano & Stink" with Mark Schlereth when he joined ESPN in 2013. Since March, he has hosted "The Sedano Show" at 6 p.m. on the syndicated network.

The placement of "Jorge & Jen" in the later time slot means more exposure on more stations that switch to the national shows when they don’t have local shows of their own. That means, Lada, who was a regular contributor on 540 ESPN, will have a chance at a much larger audience.

After moving on from FOX 6, Lada was an anchor and reporter in the Chicago area for Comcast SportsNet. Being in a Top 5 market, she was able to gain the national exposure needed for a gig with cable television’s largest sports and entertainment outlet.

"Jorge & Jen" is part of a new lineup for ESPN, starting today on ESPN affiliated radio stations,, the ESPN app, SiriusXM, Apple iTunes, Slacker Radio and TuneIn. The show will air on 540 ESPN, except when local and national play-by-play coverage pre-empts it. 

The rest of the schedule is (CDT):

5-9 a.m.: Mike & Mike

9 a.m.-noon: The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

Noon-3 p.m.: Russillo & Kanell

3-6 p.m.: The Right Time with Bomani Jones

6-8 p.m.: Jalen & Jacoby

8-10 p.m.: Jorge & Jen

10 p.m.-1 a.m.: The Freddie Coleman Show

1-5 a.m.: SportsCenter All Night with Jay Reynolds

The "Mike & Mike" show broadcast from Wisconsin this morning in Green Bay, getting ready for the Packers’ Monday Night Football game on ESPN. There’s no doubting that Lada will be talking about the Green and Gold on her show this evening.

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