She wrote for the Daily Bruin and was inspired to pursue a career in journalism by UCLA alumni, including Matea Gold of the Washington Post, who was the editor in chief of the student newspaper.
Bridges and Kerry could not be reached for comment.
Champion attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she majored in English and minored in mass communications.
He retired from the Senate in 2000 and was replaced by former Governor and fellow Democrat Ben Nelson.
From 2001 to 2010, he served as president of The New School, a university in New York City.
She hosted her last episode of First Take on June 19 and began anchoring morning editions of Sports Center in July.