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Report: Andrew Siciliano, known as the face of ‘NFL Red Zone,’ and several others no longer with NFL Network

Byeditor

Apr 4, 2024

NFL Network made some major changes this week as host Andrew Siciliano and three other on-air personalities were laid off. The network is in the process of evaluating its talent roster for the upcoming 2024 season, which resulted in the cuts. While the names of the employees who were let go were not confirmed by the network, popular personalities like Siciliano, Melissa Stark, James Palmer, and Will Selva were reportedly part of the layoffs.

Siciliano, a well-known anchor who previously hosted “Red Zone Channel,” Stark, an analyst and sideline reporter, Palmer, an analyst and news breaker, and Selva, the anchor of “Good Morning Football,” have been valued members of the NFL Network. Their departures have left a void in the lineup that fans and colleagues will surely miss.

The cost-cutting efforts at NFL Network seem to be part of a broader strategy, even though the network is supported by the incredibly profitable NFL. “Good Morning Football” recently announced its move from New York to Los Angeles, with only one of the hosts confirming the relocation. These changes could potentially make the network more appealing for a potential equity swap with ESPN.

Rumors have been circulating about the NFL entering advanced talks with ESPN to acquire an equity stake in the network in exchange for control over NFL Network and other media assets. While there have been no updates on the status of this deal, the recent layoffs and restructuring at NFL Network could be a way to position the network for a potential partnership with ESPN in the future.

By editor

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