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Michelle Margaux exits role as Rays TV sideline host

Margaux will be heading to Houston after one year in Tampa Bay

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It has only been a season since the last shakeup with Fox Sun sideline reporters for the Rays, but once again a new face will be handling the interviews next season. Michelle Margaux, who just finished her first year working with the Tampa Bay Rays, will be headed off for new opportunities in the Houston, TX market, where she will primarily cover the Houston Rockets for AT&T SportsNet.

After her exit was announced, she told Tampa Bay Times reporter Marc Topkin, “Leaving Fox Sports Sun and the Rays was an incredibly tough decision for me. Being a part of the 2018, 90-win season with this group was extremely special, and there was never a dull moment. Rays fans were so welcoming and passionate, and that made my job easy. They have a lot to look forward to in the future.”

Days prior to the announcement she posted on her Twitter account about the end of the Rays season, but it could just as easily have served as her good-bye message.

It was just February of this year when Margaux signed on to join the Fox Sun crew as their new sideline reporter, coming to St. Pete from San Diego, where she had covered the Padres, as well as college sports including basketball.

Her move to Houston isn’t actually too surprising given her broadcast history. She worked for KRIS, an NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, where she did some coverage for the Astros’ Double-A affiliate team, the Corpus Christi Hooks. It should serve her well for the periodic Astros coverage that she may do as part of her new role.

Fox Sun has not made any announcements regarding a replacement for Margaux at this time.