by: JuliaKate E. Culpepper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cable sports network ESPN is expected to lay off close to 100 employees on Wednesday.
Several on-air personalities and reporters have already been notified.
Dynamic change demands an increased focus on versatility and value, and as a result, we have been engaged in the challenging process of determining the talent — anchors, analysts, reporters, writers and those who handle play-by-play — necessary to meet those demands. We will implement changes in our talent lineup this week. A limited number of other positions will also be affected and a handful of new jobs will be posted to fill various needs,” ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement to employees.
Below are messages from a few broadcasters and reporters affected by Wednesday’s decision:
ESPN laid off around 300 employees in October 2015.