Wednesday, April 26, 2017
ESPN to Cut 100 High-Paid On Air Talent This Week
Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN network will cut about 100 staffers this week, reports Bloomberg.
ESPN President John Skipper, in a memo to staff Wednesday, said the network has been determining whom to cut from a pool of higher-paid, on-air talent, which includes anchors, analysts, reporters, writers and those who handle play-by-play. The company has 8,000 global employees.
It should be noted that this is not a business cycle event.
ESPN's slant toward politically correct broadcasts has hurt viewership as well as the availability of online sports clips and news online.
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