Late last month, ESPN debuted its “future-proofed” SportsCenter set, the crown jewel in a massive new digital facility that came with a $125 million price tag. It had been 10 years since the last studio revamp. So obviously it was due.
Photo: ESPN Images
Photo: ESPN Images

ESPN lays off 100 employees including on-air talent, reporters

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.

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