ESPN Layoffs: More Employees Who Have Said They Are Out (UPDATE)

ESPN announced on Thursday that there would be layoffs of 300 employees and that 200 open positions would go unfilled. The network faces challenges from the pandemic and cord-cutting. Longtime ESPN anchor Bob Ley blasted Disney's decision to cut jobs, saying that he saw "countless decades of journalistic experience, and expertise jettisoned."

So far, a couple writers and some who work behind the scenes have announced they are out.

Chris Cote, a producer and contributor for the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, announced that he was among the cuts:

Cote's father, Greg Cote, who appears on the show for one program per week, covered the news in the Miami Herald.

College football writer Ivan Maisel announced in a thread that his contract would not be renewed:

Baseball writer Claire Smith, who was awarded the 2017 J.G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America, also announced she was among the cuts:

NHL Draft writer Chris Peters announced:

As did eSports writer Emily Rand:

And eSports writer Jacob Wolf:

And women's sports writer Graham Hays

A number of behind-the-scenes workers also announced that they are out:

To see their impact on ESPN, on fellow employees and on viewers, click through to their tweets and look at the replies and quote-tweets.

Investigative reporter TJ Quinn also announced the departures of producers from his unit:

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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.