It looks like Henry Abbott, blogging pioneer and founder of the True Hoop network, has been let go of.

Ace NBA reporter Marc Stein is on his way out, as well.

In a Facebook tribute to Abbott, ESPN NBA writer Kevin Pelton seemed to reveal that fellow NBA writer David Thorpe has also been laid off.

It appears NBA Draft guru Chad Ford is out too.

NASCAR and college football commentator Allen Bestwick.


As Awful Announcing reported, college football analyst Mark May has been laid off.

Suzy Kolber confirmed that NFL insider Phil Savage had been laid off on Friday’s edition of NFL Insiders:

ESPNFC’s Doug McIntyre:

Andy Katz also released a statement confirming his departure:

Britt McHenry announced her last assignment for ESPN would be the NFL Draft:

Radio host Jeff Biggs announced his layoff on Wednesday night:

Twitter confirmations


This current set of cuts began with Tennessee Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky.

Long-time NFL reporter Ed Werder was among the first on Wednesday to announce that he was being let go.

NHL columnist Scott Burnside confirmed he was part of the layoffs, as were reporter Joe McDonald and NHL reporter Pierre LeBrun.

NOTE: Earlier we linked to and quoted from a Hollywood Reporter article saying certain ESPN personalities would have reduced roles. That article was later refuted, so we have deleted reference to it.

College basketball reporter Dana O’Neil was let go.

ESPNU anchor Brendan Fitzgerald.

Soccer writer Mike Goodman.

Austin Ward, Big Ten reporter:

Jesse Temple who covered Wisconsin and the Big Ten:

MLB reporter Mark Saxon:

MLB insider Jim Bowden:

College football reporter Brett McMurphy:

College football reporter Jeremy Crabtree:

College basketball columnist Eamonn Brennan:

Voiceover talent Dan Sharfin:

ESPN Dallas reporter Jean-Jacques Taylor:

SEC recuiting analyst Derek Tyson:

Noted Big Ten reporter for, Brian Bennett: columnist Johnette Howard:

Dodgers writer Doug Padilla:

College football analyst and ESPN Radio co-host Danny Kanell has been let go:

Big 12 writer Max Olson:

College basketball writer C.L. Brown got word while he was on vacation: writer and Sports Reporters panelist Jane McManus:

Long-time MLB writer and Baseball Tonight contributor Jayson Stark:

NFL analyst Trent Dilfer is one of higher profile cuts:

SEC football reporter David Ching:

College football writer Ted Miller:

SportsCenter anchor and former Cold Pizza co-host Jay Crawford:

Basketball writer Ethan Strauss:

Long-time college basketball Len Elmore is gone:

Chicago-based columnist Melissa Issacson:

Calvin Watkins who covered the Houston Rockets and at one time wrote for the old ESPN Dallas site:

NFL analyst Ashley Fox:

NBA writer Justin Verrier:

Producer Josh Parcell:

Radio host Robin Lundberg:

Pac-12 reporter Chantel Jennings:

Anchor Chris Hassel:

Analytics expert Rufus Peabody:

SportsCenter AM anchor Jaymee Sire:

Golf analyst Dottie Pepper:

SEC reporter Greg Ostendorf:

Tom Farrey of Outside the Lines:

Boxing and Invictus Games host Marysol Castro:

Radio host and correspondent Reese Waters:

Long-time reporter Dr. Jerry Punch:

Legal analyst Roger Cossack:

Sports betting writer Dave Tuley:

ESPNFC writer David Hirshey (via Will Leitch):

SportsCenter anchor and NFL host Jade McCarthy:

Jarrett Bell, who contributed to NFL Insiders and other NFL shows

SportsCenter anchor Darren M. Haynes

On Wednesday Night Baseball, Jon Sciambi said Doug Glanville, who appeared on game broadcasts and also wrote for, had been laid off.

College football analyst Charles Arbuckle wrote about losing his job on his Facebook page:

On Baseball Tonight, host Karl Ravech revealed that ESPN had let go of analysts Dallas Braden and Raul Ibañez: senior writer Jim Caple did not make an official announcement, but replied to a tweet informing that indeed he was laid off as well:

Play-by-play man David Lombardi was also let go:

While he didn’t make it public, college basketball insider Andy Katz was let go. College basketball analyst Seth Greenberg mentioned it and CBS’ Jon Rothstein wrote a column about Katz’s departure:

Richard Deitsch tweeted that Steve Delsohn of Outside the Lines was leaving:


As mentioned above, we’ll keep updating this post throughout the day when layoffs are confirmed.

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