ESPN’s big bloodbath appears not quite over yet
Almost a week after the main bloodbath, we’re still learning about ESPN personalities laid off by the sports broadcasting titan as it restructures.
And by the sound of things, still more names could be yet to come.
Last Wednesday, ESPN announced the elimination of about about 100 public-facing talent positions — that is, people whose words you read online and whose faces you see on TV. Some of those cut — reporters with large, engaged followings such as Ethan Strauss, Ed Werder, and Jayson Stark — left fans shocked.
Now two more names emerged Monday, according to posts from their official Twitter accounts.
Brandt covered the business of the NFL for ESPN, while Caplan was an NFL “insider” reporter for the sports giant.
Meanwhile, it sounds as if NFL fans who watch ESPN might find themselves without more familiar faces soon enough.
Per The Big Lead, longtime NFL reporter Werder — who, recall, was laid off last week — implied on his own podcast that Ron Jaworski and Merrill Hoge are also yet-to-be-revealed casualties of ESPN’s corporate cost-cutting.