In the last nine months, Leslie Gudel, Neil HartmanJohn Gonzalez and Jen Daniels have all left CSN. Gonzo left to be with his wife, Colleen Wolfe, in LA, but reasons behind Neil’s and Leslie’s departures were less clear and seemed to be decisions by the station. Many folks in the industry believe CSN is trying to cut costs. They have cut back on more traditional studio shows and are pivoting to a debate format as they try to reach Millennials.

According to our sources, today is Ron Burke’s final day at CSN Philly. The reason for his departure is unknown, but we’re told his contract was up this month. Other than a brief absence in the early aughts, Burke has been with CSN since 1997. He covered the 1999 MLB All-Star Game, Super Bowl XXXIII, and anchored SportsRise-SportsNet Central, while putting in a little bit of work at NBA TV before it was really “NBA TV.”

Pre-CSN, Burke worked as a sports anchor for WCAU (first as a CBS affiliate, then NBC) from 1988 to 1997. Just look at this incredible promo:

In a statement, CSN said: “We thank Ron for his hard work and contributions over the years. His professionalism and his passion will be missed.”

Kyle: As an intern at CSN, I recall Burke being famous for his mock drafts, which apparently went through many iterations. He seemed like he was very well-liked. The face of CSN is changing.