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Elle Duncan leaving 11 Alive for New England Sports Network

After a decade on radio, Elle Duncan is leaving Atlanta for the New England Sports Network out of Boston.

"Elle has a very unique, dynamic and engaging personality that will bolster our already talented and still growing team of anchors, hosts and sports reporters," said Joseph Maar, NESN's vice president of programming in a press release. "We are very excited to bring her skills and personality to New England fans."

NESN is a regional sports network Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network reaches more than four million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional five million homes nationally as NESN National.

Duncan began her radio career working with the 2 Live Stews on 790/The Zone. She moved to V-103, where she learned more about radio under Ryan Cameron. She later moved to mid-days in 2009 to replace Porsche Foxx but she only lasted there for about 15 months before moving to sports reporting for the morning Frank and Wanda show. She was there less than a year and during that time, she clashed with producer Nina Brown and ended up cursing on air. (She was suspended. Brown lost her job.)

Duncan went back to Cameron's show in the spring of 2011 but the station did not renew her contract at the end of the year.

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She joined 11 Alive last year as a traffic reporter. Her contract is up in February.

Duncan was arrested April 28 after a Hawks playoff game on charges of DUI and reckless driving. She blew a .099 on a breathalyzer test administered by the cop, above the .08 state legal limit. She apologized on air at 11 Alive a few days later.

Over the years, she has continued to work as a Hawks sideline reporter. She has also contributed to the Atlanta Falcons radio network pre- and postgame shows and as a sideline reporter for SEC and ACC football games on Comcast Sports South.

"That's always been a dream of hers to focus on sports," said Rashan Ali, a former colleague at V-103 and 11 Alive, where she began hosting the new 12:30 p.m version of "Atlanta and Company" in October.

"That's a big-time market," said Ryan Stewart, who hired her for the Stews a decade ago. "It sounds like she'll have more responsibilities and she'll be surrounded by championship teams all around the board. That's pretty exciting."

Here are past stories I've written about her:

5/2/13: Elle Duncan returns on air at 11 Alive

4/23/13: Ell Duncan arrested for a DUI

5/30/12: Elle Duncan joins 11 Alive as a traffic reporter

12/18/11: Elle Duncan out at V-103

3/29/11: Elle Duncan returns to Ryan Cameron show

10/23/10: Elle Duncan cusses out Nina Brown on air

6/14/10: Elle Duncan joins Frank and Wanda morning show

6/1/10: Exclusive: Elle Duncan moving to mornings

1/29/09: Elle Duncan takes mid-day slot

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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