As everyone now knows, the giant employee purge has been underway at ESPN, with many notable on-air hosts, analysts, and reporters being handed pink slips. With a recap of the on-air talent already being done, let's take a look at the reporters and analysts who were Fired.

College sports reporters fired

ESPN fired many of their employees who covered college sports. Greg Ostendorf and Jason Ching were SEC reporters, while Derek Tyson was an SEC recruiting analyst. Austin Ward, Brian Bennett and Jesse Temple were all reporters who covered the Big Ten. Ted Miller was a reporter for the Pac 12, while Max Olson covered the Big 12.

Finally, college football analyst Charles Arbuckle, recruiting reporter Jeremy Crabtree, and reporters Chantel Jennings and David Lombardi were all fired.

College basketball analyst Len Elmore and writer Eamonn Brennan were let go, while college basketball reporters C.L. Brown, Andy Katz, and Dana O'Neil were also fired.

Professional sports reporters fired

ESPN let several basketball and hockey people go, as both sports are in the middle of their playoffs. NBA reporters Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Marc Stein were let go, as was New Orleans Pelicans team reporter Justin Verrier and Houston Rockets team reporter Calvin Watkins. The network also fired NBA digital deputy director Henry Abbot. For there NHL coverage, writer Joe McDonald, along with longtime columnists Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside were fired.

Less than a month into baseball season a number of people were let go. Baseball analysts Jim Bowden, Doug Glanville, Dallas Braden and Raul Ibanez are out, along with reporter Mark Saxon and Dodgers team reporter Doug Padilla. For the NFL, contributor Jarrett Bell and Tennessee Titans team reporter Paul Kuharsky got fired.

For other sports, ESPN let go soccer writers Doug McIntyre, David Hirskey and Mike Goodman, as well as golf commentator Dottie Pepper. Auto racing and college football commentator Jerry Punch, who had been with the network since 1984, was the longest tenured person to be let go from the network.

Others who got fired

On the ESPN Radio front, Robin Lundberg, who hosted "First and Last," Jeff Bigss, who hosted "ESPN710," and Danny Kannell, who co-hosted "Russillo and Kannell" were all let go. ESPNW columnist Melissa Isaacson and reporter Jane McManus are also gone.

ESPN Dallas columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor and columnists Johnette Howard and Jim Kaple were fired. Correspondent Reese Walters, sports gambling writer Dave Tuley, enterprise reporter Tom Farrey, and "Outside the Lines" reporter Steve Delsohn were also let go.

Lastly, legal analyst Roger Cossack, predictive analytic expert Rufus Peabody, ESPN U producer Josh Parcell, and investigations unit writer Shaun Assael all got the axe as well.

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