More layoffs appear to be coming at The Worldwide Leader in Sports.
According to a report by Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, ESPN is planning to lay off more than 100 staffers after Thanksgiving. Those affected will include front-facing talent on television, producers, executives and digital and technology staffers.
SportsCenter is expected to be hit especially hard, according to Deitsch, as the show has continued to struggle.
ESPN has had a significant number of layoffs over the past two years. The last round earlier this year included several employees associated with college football including analysts Mark May and Danny Kanell, reporters Brett McMurphy and David Lombardi, SEC reporter Greg Ostendorf and more.
The cuts back in April involved around 100 journalists and on-air personalities, according to Deitsch. ESPN also fired roughly 300 employees in October 2015.
This report isn’t necessarily much of a surprise, as it was rumored to be coming soon a few weeks back.
Deitsch wrote that multiple ESPN employees described the current atmosphere as tense, with one longtime on-air anchor using the word “queasy” to describe how they are feeling.
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