By Paiea Kalili
ESPN, according to Business Insider, has announced they will be laying off more than a 100 employees including behind the scenes and on-camera personalities.
ESPN is said to be shifting its focus toward digital as it faces cable subscriber losses and increased pressure on costs. The network has spent billions of dollars in recent years on rights deals with major sports leagues and college conferences.
In this new digital age this is another sign to get on your grind. In the world of entertainment, nothing is promised. You have to build your own brand and be ready to stand on your with it. Check below as ESPNers announce their layoffs.
SEC Recruiting Analyst Derek Tyson
After 5 incredible years, I was laid off today by ESPN. I met & worked w/ some great people & I am very grateful to ESPN for the opportunity
— Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) April 26, 2017
ESPN Dallas Columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor
It’s ironic ESPN laid me off the same day as my first partner on the cowboys @Edwerderespn. I haven’t been a FA in forever. This shud be fun
— Jean-Jacques Taylor (@JJT_ESPNDallas) April 26, 2017
College Basketball Writer Eamonn Brennan
Bad news morning. I loved every bit of my eight years at ESPN and will miss it, and so many friends and colleagues there, profoundly.
— Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) April 26, 2017
College Football Recruiting Reporter Jeremy Crabtree
— Jeremy Crabtree (@jeremycrabtree) April 26, 2017
Big Ten Football Reporter Austin Ward
I’ve been informed that I’m no longer employed at ESPN. Greatly enjoyed covering the B1G, and will immediately try to find a new challenge!
— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) April 26, 2017