“SportsCenter” anchor Ashley Brewer has been let go as part of ESPN’s ongoing series of layoffs.
Brewer, 31, has been behind the “SportsCenter” desk since September 2020 and was previously the host of “SportsNation” and co-host of the Sunday night edition of “GameNight” on ESPN Radio.
“I am so grateful for my time at ESPN and the opportunity to host Sportscenter. I have learned and grown a lot as a broadcaster and as a person,” Brewer he wrote in a tweet Follow the news.
“I will really miss all the amazing friends I made along the way. I know God has a plan for my life and I look forward to the next step.”
In this round of cuts, ESPN is reportedly laying off 20 personalities to air on Friday.
Jeff Van Gundy, Max Kellerman, Keeshawn Johnson and Galen Rose are also included in the big name farewell list.
Van Gundy, 61, was ESPN’s top NBA analyst and spent 16 years calling games alongside Mike Breen and Mark Jackson.
The layoffs from the network are intended to save tens of millions of dollars, sparked by Disney’s corporate restructuring.
Disney — ESPN’s majority owner — announced in February a plan to cut 7,000 jobs across the company, right down to ESPN’s staff and employees.
Everything you need to know about layoffs at ESPN
On Friday, ESPN kicked off its latest round of layoffs, letting go of several big names among its 20 on-air personalities.
Jeff Van Gundy, Max Kellerman, Keshawn Johnson, Susie Kolber, Matt Hasselbeck, Steve Young and Todd McShay were some of the biggest names ESPN dumped.
This was the third round of layoffs by the “global leader”, with the previous two rounds focusing on behind-the-scenes workers.
The mass layoffs come as part of mandates from parent company Disney, which announced earlier this year that about 7,000 jobs would be cut.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said the changes are part of a $5.5 billion cost-cutting goal.
While the layoffs, which began in April, occurred in three rounds, ESPN president Jimmy Pittaro started an extra round, cutting talent from the payroll.
The Post reported in April that ESPN is looking to trim existing seven-figure contracts, specifically talent making between $2 and $5 million a year.
ESPN reportedly notified its employees of the changes on Friday on an internal website.