SportsCenter anchor Jaymee Sire took to Twitter to let everyone know she’s no longer a part of ESPN.
Dozens of prominent writers, reporters, analysts, staffers and anchors are being laid off by ESPN today, and unfortunately SportsCenter anchor Jaymee Sire was among those who received the awful news.
She made the news public with an announcement on Twitter, where she thanked fans and the SportsCenter crew.
I was only at ESPN for 4 years, but they were some of the best of my career. Thanks to all of the fans and to my entire SportsCenterAM crew. pic.twitter.com/gxKuUh13ck
— Jaymee Sire (@jaymee) April 26, 2017
Sire joined ESPN in April 2013 and made her debut as anchor for the now-cancelled program Highlight Express. Less than a month later, she made her debut as anchor for SportsCenter, and for the past four years was a staple of the morning time slot on weekdays from 7 – 10 A.M.
She addressed her exit in a lengthier post on Instagram.
Today is a tough day for so many people in the ESPN family, including me. I was only at the WWL for 4 years, but I can confidently say they were some of the best of my career. . . I was challenged in a way I had never been before. I learned from so many talented people. And most importantly, I made some amazing friends and mentors that I will have for life. . . From the good ol' Highlight Express to Little League World Series to launching #SportsCenterAM, and everything else in between… I'm sincerely grateful for my time here. . . Thanks to all of the wonderful fans who sent tweets, messages and comments every day… I truly enjoyed bringing you the sports news each morning. To my entire SportsCenterAM crew… I will miss you dearly. (Though, I'll be honest, I won't miss my alarm going off at 3:30am.) . Raising a glass of bubbles today (or a bottle) to whatever the future holds. ?
Before her time with ESPN, she worked at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, where she primarily served as an anchor and reporter for SportsNet Central. Sire was also a sideline reporter for the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s and San Jose Sharks games.
We wish her the best with her future endeavors.