ESPN recently announced layoffs of on-air personalities as part of cost-cutting measures.

The move surprised sports fans and highlighted the challenges faced by media companies.

The layoffs included some of ESPN's biggest names, such as Suzy Kolber and Jeff Van Gundy.

Suzy Kolber, an N.F.L. reporter and host, confirmed her layoff on Twitter after 27 years with ESPN.

Jeff Van Gundy, a former coach and N.B.A. analyst, was also let go after working at ESPN since 2007.

jalen Rose, a studio analyst and member of the "Fab Five" from the University of Michigan, was among those laid off.

Joon Lee, a baseball reporter, and Ashley Brewer, an anchor on "SportsCenter," also left the company.

Approximately 20 commentators were laid off, and some contracts will be renegotiated or allowed to expire.

The layoffs reflect the uncertain time in the media industry, with other companies also implementing cost-saving measures.

 ESPN's parent company, Disney, has been struggling with losses due to declining traditional television viewing and the challenges of streaming services.