List of well-known ESPN staffers receiving layoff notices - Metro US

List of well-known ESPN staffers receiving layoff notices

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There is a lot happening at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. Credit: Getty Images

The way we consume news is rapidly changing and media companies are quickly changing their workflows to best utilize their resources.

It is no surprise companies will go through layoffs to cut costs and change business strategies, and ESPN has become one of the latest big news organizations to announce such plans.

ESPN president John Skipper first sent a memo to the company highlighting the changes that need to be made. ESPN later published a shorter memo written by six of Skipper’s top executives further explaining the need to change their content strategies based on how people consume news.

According to a tweet from journalist and author James Miller, the layoff process began Wednesday morning.


Here’s an ongoing list of ESPN reporters, writers, on-air personalities and other staff who have just received word that they are being laid off. Many have taken to Twitter to share the news they received.


Brett McMurphy, ESPN college football insider


Ed Werder, NFL reporter


Paul Kuharsky, Tennessee Titans reporter


Scott Burnside, ESPN.com NHL columnist


Mike Goodman, soccer writer


Brendan Fitzgerald, ESPNU anchor


Dana O’Neil, college basketball reporter


Joe McDonald, hockey writer


Pierre LeBrun, NHL columnist


C.L. Brown, college basketball reporter, ESPN.com


Derek Tyson, SEC recruiting analyst


Jean-Jacques Taylor, ESPN Dallas columnist


Eamonn Brennan, college basketball writer


Jane McManus, ESPNW reporter

Max Olson, Big 12 reporter


Doug Padilla, Los Angeles Dodgers reporter


Johnette Howard, columnist


Danny Kanell, radio host


David Ching, SEC Football reporter


Jayson Stark, MLB writer


Brian Bennett, Big Ten reporter


Trent Dilfer, NFL analyst


Ted Miller, PAC 12 reporter


Ethan Sherwood Strauss, NBA reporter


Jay Crawford, SportsCenter anchor


Melissa Isaacson, ESPN columnist


Calvin Watkins, Houston Rockets reporter


Len Elmore, College basketball analyst


Ashley Fox, NFL analyst


Robin Lundberg, radio host


Justin Verrier, New Orleans Pelicans reporter


Chantel Jennings, College sports reporter


Rufus Peabody, Predictive analytics expert at ESPN


Chris Hassel, SportsCenter anchor


Jaymee Sire, SportsCenter anchor


Roger Cossack, legal analyst


Dottie Pepper, golf commentator


Greg Ostendorf, SEC Reporter


Reese Waters, ESPN correspondent


Marysol Castro, Premiere Boxing Champions host


Dave Tuley, sports gambling writer


Tom Farrey, Enterprise reporter


Jerry Punch, auto racing and college football commentator


Jade McCarthy, SportsCenter anchor


Jarrett Bell, NFL contributing writer/reporter


Darren Haynes, SportsCenter anchor


David Hirshey, Soccer writer

Will Leitch confirms


Josh Parcell, producer at ESPN


Doug Glanville, MLB Analyst Pictured with Ken Griffey Jr. (right) on March 13


Raul Ibanez and Dallas Braden, MLB analysts


Charles Arbuckle, College football analyst


Jim Caple, sports columnist


Andy Katz, College basketball reporter Seth Greenberg comments on Andy Katz:


David Lombardi, college football reporter

Steve Delsohn, Reporter, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”


Jeff Biggs, ESPN 710 radio host


Britt McHenry, reporter


Doug McIntyre, soccer writer

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