Several Laid Off ESPN Employees Take To Twitter To Announce They’ve Been Axed

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ESPN’s network president John Skipper announced Wednesday that the company will let go up to 100 of its employees today–running the gamut from anchors, analysts, reporters, writers, and every one in between. The company is reportedly placing a large focus on its ESPN App with a “multi-screen approach around big events,” and is deadset on building up their online presence.

Longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder was among the first to announce he had been laid off (just minutes after he announced his dog was dying.) Werder, who was one of ESPN’s most respected voices, said in a tweet he was “surprised and disappointed” by his firing, and an inside source claims he is far from the only one.

Here are just a few of the farewell nods of the ESPN employees who were affected by the cuts. Some names you’ll recognize, others you won’t.

It’s amazing how long ESPN attained most of its employees–many have been with the company over a decade and were surprisingly cordial and grateful in their public announcements. And then there’s Danny Kanell, who ended his ESPN career with a jab.

The ESPN causalities will surely add up as the days go on, so good luck to all who lost their jobs in finding a paycheck soon.

Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.