Job Layoffs

Layoffs Begin As ESPN Responds To Changing Media Market

Layoffs Begin As ESPN Responds To Changing Media Market

ESPN began laying off some of its most well-known personalities Wednesday as the Bristol sports network adjusts to the loss of millions of cable TV subscribers.

The layoff list includes longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder, hockey reporter Scott Burnside and Danny Kanell, former quarterback for the New York Giants and Denver Broncos. Dozens of jobs across the company are expected to be eliminated in the downsizing.

"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...

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