It’s been another busy week in sports media. We’re here to recap the biggest news and events that took place and share some of our best work from the week that was. Without further adieu:
Report: Sage Steele to join ESPN Mike Greenberg morning show – April 17
Sage Steele’s demise at the mothership has been greatly exaggerated, as she has reportedly found a new gig at ESPN. According to Sporting News’ Mike McCarthy, Steele will join Mike Greenberg in a new morning show that will be based out of New York.
ESPN expected to finish most layoffs by mid-May, may buy out some employees – April 17
ESPN is expected to finish its latest round of layoffs by mid-May, as more buyouts are coming. The latest round of layoffs is expected to affect 40-50 people and reduce the network’s payroll by tens of millions of dollars.
Joe Buck prefers announcers to stick with sports and not venture into news – April 18
Joe Buck prefers announcers stick to sports. In an interview with Sporting News, Buck said those who venture into the news in sports commentary, “risk alienating, and upsetting, a lot of people.”
Netflix says it won’t venture into live sports like Amazon – April 19
Don’t expect Netflix to venture into live sports like fellow streaming service Amazon. Netflix said bidding on live sports is not a good strategy, as they’re going to stick to focusing on TV and movies.
Phil Simms finds soft landing at The NFL Today, but timing shows this is a downgrade – April 19
Phil Simms is staying CBS but in a smaller role. The longtime color commentator found a soft landing in a studio role at ‘The NFL Today,’ a notable downgrade from his previous job.