ESPN is expected to announce another large round of layoffs in the coming days. Some employees aren’t waiting to find out if they can keep their jobs. It’s amazing how the injection of far left politics ruined a good thing here.
The New York Post reports:
Some ESPNers trying to escape sinking ship
Thanksgiving week is here, and many inside ESPN are giving special thanks for jobs they hope will last past the holidays.
In the next few weeks, the Worldwide Leader is expected to undergo another round of massive layoffs — Sporting News cites 40-60 layoffs coming, with Sports Illustrated reporting the number will exceed 100 — and the next wave of who’s-next worry has many scanning their options.
According to a Monday Sporting News report, which cited a source at a rival network, some ESPN staffers already are sending out “just-in-case” résumés to competitors such as FS1, NBCSN and Turner Sports.
“The narrative from many long-timers still there is: ‘I know my day is coming. It’s not if. It’s when,’” another source told the site.
This round of cuts, according to the report, an estimated $80 million will be slashed from the budget.
“SportsCenter” will be particularly hard hit, its relevance fading in the Internet age, and the report said more than back-end and front-facing talent on the show will be in trouble. With less “SportsCenter” comes less management over “SportsCenter,” so suits, too, are in danger.
None of this had to happen. If they had just stuck to reporting sports things would have gone on as usual. For some strange reason, they felt compelled to embrace social justice warrior issues and it all fell apart.