Asides from ESPN president John Skipper’s statement to employees acknowledging the layoffs, we haven’t heard anything from inside the company. At the end of Friday’s NFL Insiders, Suzy Kolber saluted all of the men and women who were laid off.“Before we go here, you know, we always relay when we talk about when a coach is being fired and players being cut is that the NFL is a business.
say thank you and you will be missed.” Really nice of Kolber to pay tribute to those who were forced out by management this week.; born May 14, 1964) is an American football sideline reporter, co-producer, and sportscaster for ESPN.She was one of the original anchors of ESPN2 when it launched in 1993.Well bringing the viewers to sports also is a lot of fun, but we were reminded this week that it’s also a business.So we just want to acknowledge the 300 or so people that really were the fabric of this place at ESPN.But it’s interesting to note that the employees of Grantland were not allowed to mention those who left the site voluntarily earlier this month.Some tough days at ESPN and it’s going to get tougher as network will have to do more with less going forward.It’s been a rather painful time in Bristol, CT at the ESPN World Headquarters.With as many as 350 people losing their jobs this week, some dating back to the origins of the network, one can imagine that the mood among those still working at the Worldwide Leader is hardly joyful.Also Read: Jay Cutler's Release by Chicago Bears Sparks Online Celebration: 'Herpes of NFL Quarterbacks' “We have three exceptional hosts in Suzy, Sam and Trey, who will usher in this new era of NFL studio coverage on ESPN,” Stephanie Druley, ESPN Senior Vice President, Studio and Event Production, said in a statement.“They each have a unique style and approach, yet they all share a passion for the game of football that is evident to viewers.In addition, she produced two magazine shows, Cowboys Special Edition in Irving, Texas (1990–91) and Greyhound Racing America in Miami, Florida (1988–90). ET sportscast at WTVJ-TV in Miami, winning a local Sports Emmy in 1988.Kolber graduated from the University of Miami in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications.We look forward to this group being the face of our NFL studio coverage for many years ahead on ESPN.” ) said.