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ESPN Begins Process Of Laying Off Around 100 Reporters, On-Air Personalities

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 26 / 17

ESPN started laying off around 100 on-air and online anchors, reporters and analysts today. Many of the people who were let go took to Twitter after receiving a phone call from department heads alerting them of the news. Perhaps the biggest names confirmed to THE DAILY so far are radio host and coll...

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