It's being referred to as a "bloodbath" over at ESPN; The network laid off several on-air talent as part of major cuts this week.
Those let go include NFL reporter Ed Werder (a 17-year ESPN veteran). He tweeted that he has "no plans to retire."
ESPN.com NHL columnist Scott Burnside, who's worked at the network for 13-years was let go, along with NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun and MLB reporter Jayson Stark (who had been with ESPN for 17-years).
Also on the list: ESPN Radio host Danny Kanell, former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, Former “First Take” host Jay Crawford is leaving, along with fellow “SportsCenter” anchors Jaymee Sire, Jade McCarthy, Darren Haynes and Chris Hassel, college basketball analyst Len Elmore, golf voice Dottie Pepper and ESPN Radio host Robin Lundberg. In addition, anchor Hannah Storm, “Baseball Tonight” host Karl Ravech and ESPN Radio’s Ryen Russillo are all done as well.
The layoffs are due in part to ESPN parent company Disney's quarterly revenue being lower than expected bc of decreased ad sales dollars from the sports brand. ESPN's cable subscribers have decreased as well.
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Source: NY Post