Layoffs Hit The Athletic

The sports media industry has had a rough several years, and the coronavirus pandemic has compounded matters. Today, as first reported by Axios, The Athletic is laying off 46 employees, or 8 percent of its staff. The New York Post reported further details on pay cuts for those who remain. This is the second wave of cost cuts at The Athletic -- when the pandemic initially hit, they announced that they were freezing freelance contributors.

These are people at The Athletic who have announced they were among the layoffs today:

We will continue to update this story if/when more contributors announce their news.

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Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.