Two prominent Black sports reporters lost their jobs at major sports networks this week. ESPN sports reporter Josina Anderson parted ways with the sports channel after nearly 10 years, and Jason Whitlock, 53, was shown the door at Fox Sports.
According to reports, Anderson’s contract expired with ESPN and it was not renewed. The same goes for Jason Whitlock whose contract expired at Fox Sports.
Anderson, 41, is very active on Twitter.com but she did not acknowledge the news of her departure.
The NY Post reports the network’s decision not to renew Anderson’s contract was not Covid-19 related.
Whitlock, a controversial and outspoken host, was often criticized for his views about sports personalities such as LeBron James. And Anderson once reported that former NFL player Michael Sam‘s teammates refused to shower with him because he was in a same-sex relationship.
Whitlock, who hosted “Speak for Yourself” with Marcellus Wiley, slammed James for speaking out about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed while running through a majority white neighborhood in south Georgia earlier this year.