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ESPN Is Also "Reducing" Role Of Several High-Profile Employees

Hannah Storm poses on the set of sports center.

The changes coming at ESPN today are not limited to layoffs.

Significant layoffs have hit ESPN today.

Several high-profile employees, including college football analyst Danny Kanell, NFL analyst Trent Dilfer and college football reporter Brett McMurphy, have gotten the axe.

The changes coming to ESPN aren't limited to just layoffs, though.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, several high-profile employees will see their roles "significantly reduced" within the company.

From their report:

Other ESPN personalities may see their roles "significantly reduced," a person with knowledge of the situation told The Hollywood Reporter. They include Baseball Tonight's Karl Ravitch, ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo and Hannah Storm, who has been a mainstay at ESPN for a decade and hosted various iterations of flagship SportsCenter, (An ESPN source said that Russillo will continue to host his radio show.)

The network will continue to evaluate talent contracts in the near term; and there very well could be more talent exits, some of them high profile. Several contracts are coming up for renewal soon, including that of SportsCenter anchor John Buccigross, whose contract is up in July. An ESPN source said the network hopes to keep Buccigross.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by ESPN's cuts and layoffs today.