Ed Werder, Pierre LeBrun among those laid off at ESPN (Live updating)

ESPN announcing more than 100 layoffs Tuesday

DETROIT – ESPN plans to lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, a source familiar with the matter told CNNMoney on Wednesday.

The job cuts, including television, radio and online personalities, will be announced Wednesday, and most will take effect immediately, the source said. ESPN also plans to cut what the source described as a limited number of additional off-air jobs.

It was not immediately clear who was losing their jobs. But Ed Werder, a prominent NFL reporter, said on Twitter that he was among those laid off. "I have no plans to retire," he said.

ESPN employs about 8,000 people around the world.

Other ESPN on air talent who have been laid off include:

  • NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun
  • NHL writer Joe McDonald
  • NHL columnist Scott Burnside
  • College basketball reporter Dana O'Neil
  • Soccer writer Mike Goodman
  • ESPNU anchor Brendan Fitzgerald
  • Big Ten reporter Jesse Temple
  • Big Ten football reporter Austin Ward
  • MLB analyst Jim Bowden
  • Baseball reporter Mark Saxon
  • College football reporter Brett McMurphy
  • ESPN Dallas writer Jean-Jacques Taylor
  • College basketball writer Eamonn Brennan
  • College football reporter Jeremy Crabtree
  • College basketball reporter C.L. Brown
  • Columnist Johnette Howard
  • Dan Sharfin
  • SEC analyst Derek Tyson
  • Big Ten reporter Brian Bennett
  • MLB writer Jayson Stark
  • Big 12 reporter Max Olson
  • ESPNW reporter Jane McManus
  • David Ching
  • Doug Padilla
  • Danny Kanell
  • NFL analyst Trent Dilfer
  • Pac 12 reporter Ted Miller
  • NBA reporter Sherwood Strauss
  • Anchor Jay Crawford
  • ESPNW writer Melissa Isaacson
  • Houston Rockets writer Calvin Watkins
  • College basketball analyst Len Elmore
  • NFL analyst Ashley Fox
  • NBA reporter Justin Verrier
  • Radio host Robin Lundberg

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Karl Ravech, Ryen Russillo, and Hannah Storm will see their roles at the network “significantly reduced.”

They also report that ESPN will not renew John Buccigross's contract this summer. (Update: THR now says Buccigross could see reduced contract)

Check back for updates.

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.