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Starting Last Wednesday & almost daily since then up to 100 On Air/Reporters has been let go by the World Wide Leader as we list the names below & at the Top some rumored names also. Thanks to Ken Fang’s from Awful Announcing for updating the information from this dark day at ESPN.
ESPN is still reeling from previous cuts that occurred in 2015, an estimated 350 behind-the-scenes people were let go in that round.
Also was the news that ESPN would be moving production of ESPNU studio shows to Bristol from Charlotte.
Rumored: From Ed Werder that Merril Hoge & Ron Jaworski is out at ESPN also, when it is confirmed we will place it in the confirmed list.
Also Below these anchors/hosts has been rumored to have their roles reduced-
Karl Ravech (SC/BBTN anchor/MLB pxp)
Ryen Russillo (ESPN Radio host)
Hannah Storm (SC anchor)
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome “The Bus” Bettis confirmed Sporting News’ exclusive story that he’s out at ESPN.
While not directly addressing the layoffs at ESPN, the likable Bettis on Monday thanked the network for his four years.
ESPN has also parted ways with play-by-play voice Dave O’Brien after being with ESPN for 15 Years
ESPN the Magazine writer Shaun Assael
Adam Brandt- Hoped to make ESPN viewers smarter, take them behind curtain of sports biz/law, for 6 years. Chapter ends, more ahead. Grateful to so many.
My time with ESPN has come to an end due layoffs…
Updated- SportsCenter Anchor Sara Walsh has been let go ESPN
It looks like Henry Abbott, blogging pioneer and founder of the True Hoop network, has been let go of.
Ace NBA reporter Marc Stein is on his way out, as well.
In a Facebook tribute to Abbott, ESPN NBA writer Kevin Pelton seemed to reveal that fellow NBA writer David Thorpe has also been laid off.
It appears NBA Draft guru Chad Ford is out too.
NASCAR and college football commentator Allen Bestwick.
As Awful Announcing reported, college football analyst Mark May has been laid off.
Suzy Kolber confirmed that NFL insider Phil Savage had been laid off on Friday’s edition of NFL Insiders:
ESPNFC’s Doug McIntyre:
After 13 wonderful years at ESPN, I’m proud that this feature on@ATLUTD wound up being my final piece: http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/19211839/all-access-atlanta-how-united-track-most-successful-expansion-team-mls-history …
Andy Katz also released a statement confirming his departure:
Britt McHenry announced her last assignment for ESPN would be the NFL Draft:
Radio host Jeff Biggs announced his layoff on Wednesday night:
Tennessee Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky.
Long-time NFL reporter Ed Werder was among the first on Wednesday to announce that he was being let go.
NHL columnist Scott Burnside confirmed he was part of the layoffs, as were reporter Joe McDonald and NHL reporter Pierre LeBrun.
College basketball reporter Dana O’Neil was let go.
ESPNU anchor Brendan Fitzgerald.
Soccer writer Mike Goodman.
Today’s gonna suck for a lot of people at ESPN. It doesn’t seem like too much to ask to remember that those people are in fact people.
Austin Ward, Big Ten reporter:
Jesse Temple who covered Wisconsin and the Big Ten:
MLB reporter Mark Saxon:
MLB insider Jim Bowden:
College football reporter Brett McMurphy:
College football reporter Jeremy Crabtree:
College basketball columnist Eamonn Brennan:
Voiceover talent Dan Sharfin:
ESPN Dallas reporter Jean-Jacques Taylor:
SEC recuiting analyst Derek Tyson:
Noted Big Ten reporter for ESPN.com, Brian Bennett:
ESPN.com columnist Johnette Howard:
Dodgers writer Doug Padilla:
College football analyst and ESPN Radio co-host Danny Kanell has been let go:
Big 12 ESPN.com writer Max Olson:
College basketball writer C.L. Brown got word while he was on vacation:
ESPN.com writer and Sports Reporters panelist Jane McManus:
Long-time MLB writer and Baseball Tonight contributor Jayson Stark:
NFL analyst Trent Dilfer is one of higher profile cuts:
SEC football reporter David Ching:
College football writer Ted Miller:
SportsCenter anchor and former Cold Pizza co-host Jay Crawford:
Basketball writer Ethan Strauss:
Long-time college basketball Len Elmore is gone:
Chicago-based columnist Melissa Issacson:
Calvin Watkins who covered the Houston Rockets and at one time wrote for the old ESPN Dallas site:
NFL analyst Ashley Fox:
NBA writer Justin Verrier:
Producer Josh Parcell:
Radio host Robin Lundberg:
Pac-12 reporter Chantel Jennings:
Like many others, I got the call today from ESPN that today would be my last with them. A few parting words:https://medium.com/@chanteljennings_81359/a-quick-thanks-as-i-go-2e1c37136719 …
Anchor Chris Hassel:
Analytics expert Rufus Peabody:
SportsCenter AM anchor Jaymee Sire:
Golf analyst Dottie Pepper:
My time with ESPN comes to a close today as I join the sidelines with so many other talented… https://t.co/8wV4O1H3G2
— Dottie Pepper (@Dottie_Pepper) April 26, 2017
SEC reporter Greg Ostendorf:
Tom Farrey of Outside the Lines:
Boxing and Invictus Games host Marysol Castro:
Radio host and correspondent Reese Waters:
Long-time reporter Dr. Jerry Punch:
Legal analyst Roger Cossack:
Sports betting writer Dave Tuley:
ESPNFC writer David Hirshey (via Will Leitch):
SportsCenter anchor and NFL host Jade McCarthy:
Jarrett Bell, who contributed to NFL Insiders and other NFL shows
SportsCenter anchor Darren M. Haynes
On Wednesday Night Baseball, Jon Sciambi said Doug Glanville, who appeared on game broadcasts and also wrote for ESPN.com, had been laid off.
College football analyst Charles Arbuckle wrote about losing his job on his Facebook page:
On Baseball Tonight, host Karl Ravech revealed that ESPN had let go of analysts Dallas Braden and Raul Ibañez:
ESPN.com senior writer Jim Caple did not make an official announcement, but replied to a tweet informing that indeed he was laid off as well:
@sdrahota Yes, was. I was part of the dumping as well.
— Jim Caple (@jimcaple) April 27, 2017
Play-by-play man David Lombardi was also let go:
To bring this post to a close that will be updated is Scott Van Belt One Big Thing about his Laid-off ESPN Colleagues.
We will be back soon with another Et Cetera of Sports Media with the Fallout of this cuts & hopefully better Sports Media News.