Seemed like we were maybe out of the weeds when it came to the tough round of layoffs and furloughs that took place when COVID-19 brought sports to a screeching halt back in March, but NBC is moving on from some national writers.
You’ve probably heard of Craig Calcaterra, who covered baseball:
My ride's not over, though. Updates soon, but you're not rid of my opinions just yet.
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) August 3, 2020
Rob Dauster was a popular college hoops writer:
Ten years ago, NBC Sports took a shot on me when I was nothing more than a bartender with a blog. It was a fun decade, and we did some really great things there, but COVID has come for me. Today was my last day running CBT. I was laid off this morning.
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) August 3, 2020
Bill Baer was a longtime Crossing Broad supporter:
Like @craigcalcaterra, I am now a free agent. I have only good things to say about my time at @NBCSports. They treated me well and I am so proud to have worked for them. I feel like all of us did incredible work there that not a lot of other places were doing.
— Bill Baer (@Baer_Bill) August 3, 2020
Sara Perlman was also let go. She worked on “The Daily Line,” which was a sports betting video series/page.
Nothing local, not from what I’ve seen so far. It appears as though the writers at NBC Sports Philadelphia are okay for now, with a few national cuts only. Will update if anything else comes down the pike.