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ESPN President John Skipper Announces Elimination Of 150 Jobs

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ESPN has announced the layoffs.

Earlier this year, ESPN laid off more than 100 on-air talent and other employees. Despite the major overhaul, ESPN was reportedly preparing to lay off over 100 more personnel before the end of the year.

On Wednesday morning, ESPN President John Skipper announced the network had eliminated 150 jobs.

He released a letter to the company.

Today we are informing approximately 150 people at ESPN that their jobs are being eliminated.

We appreciate their contributions, and will assist them as much as possible in this difficult moment with severance, a 2017 bonus, the continuation of health benefits and outplacement services. They will also appreciate your support.

The majority of the jobs eliminated are in studio production, digital content, and technology and they generally reflect decisions to do less in certain instances and re-direct resources.

We will continue to invest in ways which will best position us to serve the modern sports fan and support the success of our business.

The layoffs were expected to hit the behind-the-scenes, which is in line with what Skipper revealed to the company this morning.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the layoffs during a difficult time in the media industry.

[ESPN]