Brett McMurphy, Danny Kanell, Dana O’Neil, Trent Dilfer All Laid Off By ESPN
Last week, reports came down that ESPN would be cutting ties with as much as 40-to-50 on-air personalities, and on Wednesday, they started the process.
Ed Werder was one of the first to get his walking papers, and ESPN was just getting started as many more employees are beginning to announce that they have been let go on social media.
Add me to the list. Just got the ‘call.’ I’ve been informed my contract will not be renewed at ESPN.
— Dana O’Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) April 26, 2017
Poured my heart and soul into ESPN for last 8 years. Moved my wife and 3 kids to CT to go “all in” 5 years ago. Bummed it ended in 3 minutes — Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) April 26, 2017
Laid off by ESPN today.Although sad cause I loved my job, mostly filled w/gratitude & appreciation for the 9 years #GreatFriendsAndTeammates
— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) April 26, 2017
For 17 yrs I’ve had a dream job covering baseball for ESPN. Today is my last day. Thanks to all the great people at ESPN, MLB & all of you! — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) April 26, 2017
Also, the initial report of 40 to 50 firings has increased to around 100.