ESPN employs over 8,000 people worldwide, but like any business, they have to adapt to a changing landscape, and that means firing some of those people -- especially the more expensive ones -- to save money. One hundred, to be exact.
The latest round of cuts, which affects mostly writers and on-air talent, was prompted by a decrease in subscriptions and an increase in the money the network has been paying for the rights to broadcast NBA, CFB and NFL games. In fact, just a day before the 2017 NFL Draft, they've released veteran NFL insider Ed Werder -- a move that signals virtually anyone could go.
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