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.