It’s a dark day at ESPN. The sports broadcasting network sent a memo to employees early Wednesday, informing them that a series of previously announced layoffs would take place today. Familiar faces like Ed Werder, Danny Kanell, Jayson Stark, Trent Dilfer and Brett McMurphy are among those who have been let go. The total number of employees cut will be around 100, Fox News has learned. The memo, from ESPN President John Skipper, noted that the network’s new talent lineup will be announced soon. “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,” Skipper wrote to employees. “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. “These decisions impact talented people who have done great work for our company. I would like to thank all of them for their efforts and their many contributions to ESPN.”
Well, this was to be expected with ESPN losing subscribers by over a MILLION this last year alone, which translates into BILLIONS lost in revenue. ESPN’s has become so politically correct and liberal in recent years, that it has turned off a large number of its (former) followers. So, again, this is hardly surprising..