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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Howie Schwab laid off by ESPN

Stump the SchwabESPN is in the process of cutting hundreds of jobs, and Howie Schwab, former star of “Stump the Schwab,” is one of the employees who has been let go.

Schwab posted the news on his Facebook page and wrote the following message:

After 26 years at ESPN, I am extremely disappointed to say farewell. I have been proud of my association and my work during my tenure. I was a loyal employee, displayed respect for others, worked with numerous charities, represented the company well. I always did everything asked of me and more. What did I get in return today … word that I should get lost. The only thing that mattered was my salary, which in my view was the lone reason I lost my job.

Schwab had worked for the company since 1987.

Deadspin reported last month that ESPN planned to cut a few hundred jobs over a few phases. They are currently in their second round of layoffs.

Schwab gained notoriety as the star of “Stump the Schwab,” a trivia-based game show that aired on ESPN 2 and ESPN Classic from 2004-2006. I am not ashamed to admit that my friends and I watched and enjoyed the show when we were in college.

We honestly wish the best for Howie and anyone else who lost their job in the past month.



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