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Colin Cowherd and Fox Sports have reportedly come to an agreement on a new deal a year before his current one was set to expire. According to multiple news outlets, Cowherd is close to inking a new four-year deal to continue hosting his radio show, “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” heard on Premiere Networks’ Fox Sports Radio, but he will relinquish his role as co-host of the afternoon TV program “Speak for Yourself,” which airs on FS1.

Cowherd joined Fox Sports in 2015, arriving from ESPN Radio with a reported $6 million annual salary. The New York Post, which first reported the new contract, says Cowherd is set to make more as he continues ownership of the radio program. “Since Cowherd is continuing his ownership stake in his content, the exact total of his new deal is likely more,” the Post’s Andrew Marchand wrote.

In line to replace Cowherd on “Speak For Yourself” is ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley, the paper reported. Cowherd will continue to contribute to “Fox NFL Kickoff” on Sundays during football season.

Joy Taylor was recently added to “The Herd” cast as new anchor, coming from the network’s “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.” Earlier this year, Cowherd launched “The Herd Podcast Network” through a partnership with Premiere and talent agency Red Seat Ventures. The “Herd Podcast Network” features Cowherd’s daily and weekly podcasts and new shows from football analyst John Middlekauff and Fox Sports Radio afternoon host Doug Gottlieb.