On Wednesday morning, the day that many at ESPN were dreading arrived. The expected layoffs at the company would begin, claiming upwards of 100 jobs.

ESPN is still reeling from previous cuts that occurred in 2015, an estimated 350 behind-the-scenes people were let go in that round.

We’ll be updating this post as the day goes on with all of the confirmed cuts. We’ve also wrote about possible landing spots for ten of the more prominent individuals to lose their jobs.

A variety of ESPN shows paid tribute to their departed colleagues on Wednesday, while the sports media world also reacted with sympathy.

Over at The Comeback, Dave Lozo argued that the layoffs on the hockey side say a lot about the NHL and how it markets itself.

An underreported story on Wednesday was the news that ESPN would be moving production of ESPNU studio shows to Bristol from Charlotte.

Twitter confirmations from the personalities laid off  on the second page.  We’ve put individuals who appear on television in purple while those who work mostly off-air in the yellow sections.





Click over to page 2 to see the various announcements of those affected by the layoffs.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.