ESPN is reportedly heading for more layoffs within the next few weeks.
Earlier this year, ESPN laid off more than 100 on-air talent and other employees.
Despite the major overhaul, ESPN is reportedly not done yet. The network is expected to layoff more than 100 staffers after Thanksgiving, according to a report from Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
From the report:
ESPN will lay off more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays, multiple sources tell Sports Illustrated. The layoffs, which were described by a person briefed on the plans, will hit positions across ESPN including front-facing talent on the television side, producers, executives, and digital and technology staffers. The SportsCenter franchise is expected to be hit hard—including on-air people—given the frequency of the show has lessened considerably on main network ESPN.
ESPN’s 2017 has been soaked in controversy with the suspension of Jemele Hill and the cancellation of Barstool Van Talk, among other things. Add in the fact that ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown has suffered nearly a 15-percent drop in viewership, despite adding Sam Ponder as the show’s host.
We’ll keep you updated as more becomes known about the reported layoffs.
You can view Sports Illustrated’s full report here.