Ed Werder has been laid off by the ESPN and they are expecting to lay off 100 more employees this week
Giant news channel ESPN has laid off Ed Werder and is getting ready to lay off 100 more employees as they are trying to save money because of bad ratings
ESPN is expected to lay off around 100 employees this week, as the network tries to reduce costs as it deals with declining revenues thanks to cord cutting. At least one other NFL reporter, longtime Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky, has also been let go, and it’s likely that several notable names in the NFL media world will be without jobs soon.
After 17 years reporting on #NFL, I’ve been informed that I’m being laid off by ESPN effective immediately. I have no plans to retire
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 26, 2017
I’m actually surprised that It took so long or something like this to happen. With all the new tv services out there to watch tv, I don’t know who really tunes into ESPN anymore besides Sportscenter. I usually get all my sports highlights looking at twitter anyway. This is just something that was going to happen sooner or later and maybe this will wake up ESPN or maybe they just can’t do anything about it anymore. With the NFL, MLB, NBA, and hopefully one-day hockey, having their own channels now the need for ESPN is really not needed anymore.
I will be interested to see who is next on the block with 100 more people in the sightline. As long as they keep Steve Levy, Bob Ley and Scott Van Pelt, I’m good.