ESPN to cut jobs as pandemic hits sports broadcaster

New York (AFP) – ESPN said Thursday it was cutting some 300 jobs in response to turmoil in the sports world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The sports channel, a unit of Walt Disney Co., said it was also leaving 200 positions unfilled within its workforce of around 5,000.The cuts, across all divisions, follow prior ESPN moves that included furloughs, pay cuts and other cost-saving moves.“We are parting ways with many exceptional teammates, all of whom have made important contributions to ESPN. These are not easy decisions, and we will work hard to make their transitions easier,” ESPN s…

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