BRISTOL, Conn. – Great Falls native Jaymee Sire was affected by the latest round of layoffs at ESPN.
The SportsCenter AM anchor addressed the news in an Instagram post:
Today is a tough day for so many people in the ESPN family, including me. I was only at the WWL for 4 years, but I can confidently say they were some of the best of my career. . . I was challenged in a way I had never been before. I learned from so many talented people. And most importantly, I made some amazing friends and mentors that I will have for life. . . From the good ol’ Highlight Express to Little League World Series to launching #SportsCenterAM, and everything else in between… I’m sincerely grateful for my time here. . . Thanks to all of the wonderful fans who sent tweets, messages and comments every day… I truly enjoyed bringing you the sports news each morning. To my entire SportsCenterAM crew… I will miss you dearly. (Though, I’ll be honest, I won’t miss my alarm going off at 3:30am.) . Raising a glass of bubbles today (or a bottle) to whatever the future holds. 🥂
Sire has worked at ESPN since 2013, and has appeared on NFL Live, NFL Insiders, Fantasy Football Now, and College Football Live. She was a sideline reporter for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Little League World Series and also worked the sidelines at the College World Series in 2014.
Her broadcasting career began as an anchor/reporter at KRTV in Great Falls. Her career has also included stops at CSN Bay Area in San Francisco and KFMB in San Diego. The Great Falls High alum graduated from Washington State in 2002 and has received several Emmy awards and further honors for her work behind and in front of the camera.
“It’s one of my favorite jobs, if not the most favorite job I’ve ever had, but it’s also the most challenging job I’ve ever had,” Sire said at the time. “It pushes you every single day, especially when we’re reporting on things that happened while you were sleeping.”
Sire was one of nearly 100 ESPN staffers laid off Wednesday.