The latest on ESPN layoffs: Ed Werder, Jayson Stark, Trent Dilfer among employees let go

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ESPN layoffs: Ed Werder, Jayson Stark, Trent Dilfer among employees let go
Wednesday April 26th, 2017

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. 

Ed Werder

Trent Dilfer

Jay Crawford

​Paul Kuharsky

​Scott Burnside

Danny Kanell

Brett McMurphy

Jayson Stark

Pierre LeBrun

Jane McManus

Dana O’Neill

Brendan Fitzgerald

Calvin Watkins

Melissa Isaacson

Joe MacDonald

Mike L. Goodman

Austin Ward

Jesse Temple

Jim Bowden

Eamonn Brennan

Mark Saxon

Jeremy Crabtree

Jean-Jacques Taylor

Johnette Howard

Darren M. Hayes

Derek Tyson

Doug Padilla

Chanel Jennings

Len Elmore

Ashley Fox

Ted Miller

Brian Bennett

Ethan Strauss

David Ching

C.L. Brown

Robin Lundberg

Roger Cossack

Dave Tuley

Jaymee Sire

Justin Verrier

Chris Hassel

Jerry Punch

Dave Lombardi

Tom Farrey

Rufus Peabody

Marysol Castro

Greg Ostendorf

Reese Waters

Jade McCarthy

Jim Caple

Doug McIntyre

Andy Katz

Britt McHenry

“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.

This post will be updated throughout the day. 

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