ESPN’s newest spherical of layoffs have commenced, and among the many cuts, based on the NEW YORK POST’s ANDREW MARCHAND, are ESPN RADIO morning co-hosts KEYSHAWN JOHNSON and MAX KELLERMAN and NBA analysts JALEN ROSE and JEFF VAN GUNDY.
JOHNSON joined ESPN in 2007 and commenced internet hosting a weekly present on then-O&O KSPN-A (ESPN LA 710AM)/LOS ANGELES in 2011, transferring to mornings in 2016; he joined the community morning present in 2020. KELLERMAN, after exiting the TV community’s “FIRST TAKE,” was added to the morning present to interchange ZUBIN MEHENTI in 2021 and was additionally given his personal TV present, “THIS JUST IN.” ROSE, the previous MICHIGAN WOLVERINES and INDIANA PACERS star, has hosted podcasts and radio reveals for ESPN for a number of years, notably “JALEN AND JACOBY” alongside DAVID JACOBY; he additionally hosts a podcast for the NEW YORK POST.
A later report from MARCHAND added ESPN RADIO host JASON FITZ to the casualty record together with SUZY KOLBER, STEVE YOUNG, MATT HASSELBECK, LAPHONSO ELLIS, TODD MCSHAY, ASHLEY BREWER, and JOON LEE.
An announcement from ESPN learn, “Given the present surroundings, ESPN has decided it essential to establish some further value financial savings within the space of public-facing commentator salaries, and that course of has begun. This train will embrace a small group of job cuts within the short-term and an ongoing give attention to managing prices after we negotiate particular person contract renewals within the months forward. That is an especially difficult course of, involving people who’ve had large influence on our firm. These tough selections, primarily based extra on total effectivity than advantage, will assist us meet our monetary targets and guarantee future development.”