ESPN Layoffs: A List of Those Who Have Said They Are Out [Updating]


ESPN has begun making calls to inform talents that they have been laid off. As we have said before, this news should not be celebrated, and we hope that everyone affected lands on their feet.

This is a list of people who have announced that they will no longer be working at ESPN:

Ed Werder, NFL Reporter

Danny Kanell, College Football Analyst and Co-Host of Rusillo & Kanell

Trent Dilfer, NFL Analyst

Andy Katz, CBB Reporter

Britt McHenry, SportsCenter Reporter

Andrew Brandt, Business Analyst

Adam Caplan, NFL Insider

Doug McIntyre, Soccer Writer

Marc Stein, NBA Reporter

David Thorpe, NBA Analyst

Steve Delsohn, OTL Reporter

Jim Caple, Writer

David Lombardi, Reporter and Play-by-Play Announcer

Chris Hassel, Anchor

"Grateful for all the opportunities I had in my 4+ years at ESPN. Many great people lost their jobs today. But many other greats remain. — Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) April 26, 2017"

Jade McCarthy, SportsCenter Anchor

Jaymee Sire, SportsCenter Anchor

Dave Tuley, Gambling Writer

Dottie Pepper, Golf Commentator

"My time with ESPN comes to a close today as I join the sidelines with so many other talented… — Dottie Pepper (@Dottie_Pepper) April 26, 2017"

Robin Lundberg, ESPN Radio

Roger Cossack, Legal Analyst

Ashley Fox, NFL Reporter

Jay Crawford, SportsCenter Anchor

Jayson Stark, MLB Writer

Dana O’Neil, CBB Reporter

Brett McMurphy, CFB Reporter

Chantel Jennings, CFB and CBB Writer

Ted Miller, CFB Writer

David Ching, CFB Writer

C.L. Brown, College Basketball Reporter

Jane McManus, Columnist

Ethan Strauss, NBA Writer

Jim Bowden, MLB Analyst

Melissa Isaacson, Columnist

Johnette Howard, Columnist

Max Olson, Big 12 Writer

Derek Tyson, Recruiting Analyst

Jeremy Crabtree, Recruiting Analyst

Jean-Jacques Taylor, NFL Writer

Justin Verrier, Staff Writer

Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas Writer

Melissa Isaacson, Columnist

Eamonn Brennan, College Basketball Writer

Len Elmore, College Basketball Analyst 

Mark Saxon, MLB Writer

Brendan Fitzgerald, ESPNU Anchor

Jesse Temple, CFB reporter

Austin Ward, CFB Reporter

Mike Goodman, Soccer Reporter

Joe McDonald, Hockey Writer

Scott Burnside, Hockey Writer

Pierre LeBrun, Hockey Writer

Paul Kuharsky, Titans Writer

Brian Bennett, Big Ten Reporter

Doug Padilla, Dodgers Reporter

As THR notes, Hannah Storm, Ryen Russillo, and Karl Ravech will all see their roles “significantly reduced.” [UPDATE: Russillo says this story was false, and that he will be working more; Ravech’s was not either.] The story also says that longtime SportsCenter anchor John Buccigross, whose deal was coming up, will also be out (and now they amend that to say they are unsure).

We will update this post throughout the day.