ESPN is set to lay off about 100 staffers, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports, including recognizable reporters and analysts.
Veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder is among those being let go, effective immediately, he announced. Werder had been with ESPN for 17 years. Anchor John Buccigross was not laid off, contrary to earlier reports.
On Baseball Tonight, host Karl Ravech revealed that analysts Dallas Braden, Doug Glanville, Jon Sciambi and Raul Ibañez were among the cuts.
While previous rounds of layoffs at ESPN have focused on behind-the-scenes staff, most of the employees let go this time around are expected to be on-camera personalities and ESPN.com writers.
A running list of layoffs is below.
Mike L. Goodman
Darren M. Hayes
“These decisions impact talented people who have done great work for our company,” ESPN president John Skipper wrote in an email to employees Wednesday morning. “I would like to thank all of them for their efforts and their many contributions to ESPN.”
The company is focusing on its personality-driven SportsCenter shows, developing its app and social media presence, it said in a statement Wednesday.
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