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ESPN Said Planning Job Cuts to Reduce Ranks of On-Air Talent

ESPN, the most-watched cable network, plans to cut jobs after concluding it’s overstaffed in on-air talent, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The number of jobs affected have yet to be determined, and it’s not yet clear whether the network will meet its goals by firing some workers or just winding down contracts, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The company, which has about 1,000 on-air positions, continues to hire new talent, the person said.