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Melissa Stark and Andrew Siciliano ‘are OUT at NFL Network as the outlet cuts four big on-air personalities’ amid reports the league could look to sell its media assets to ESPN

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NFL Network has removed several big on-air personalities, including Melissa Stark (left)
  • James Palmer confirmed his job loss on social media early Thursday morning.
  • The NFL is reportedly in talks with ESPN about selling the network and other assets.
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NFL Network has laid off several big on-air personalities as it continues to cut its staff, according to a report.

As the network continues to reduce its host roster, Melissa Stark, Andrew Siciliano, James Palmer and Will Selva have been forced to retire.

“As is normal this time of year, we are evaluating our talent roster for the upcoming 2024 season and beyond,” NFL Network spokesperson Alex Riethmiller said. The Atl├ętico.

‘That process results in renewals, non-renewals and additions to our talent roster depending on scheduling needs. “To those talents who are leaving, we give our sincere thanks and appreciation for their hard work and contributions to NFL Media.”

Palmer confirmed his job loss on social media early Thursday morning and told his followers he was looking forward to the next step.

NFL Network has removed several big on-air personalities, including Melissa Stark (left)

NFL Network has removed several big on-air personalities, including Melissa Stark (left)

Andrew Siciliano, one of the network's top anchors for years, is also said to have been cut.

Andrew Siciliano, one of the network's top anchors for years, is also said to have been cut.

Andrew Siciliano, one of the network’s top anchors for years, is also said to have been cut.

The cuts come as the network continues to reduce its roster of on-air talent.

The cuts come as the network continues to reduce its roster of on-air talent.

The cuts come as the network continues to reduce its roster of on-air talent.

‘Some personal news. NFL Network bought my contract and my time there came to an end. It was my dream job and I loved every minute of it,” he wrote in a post on X.

‘And that’s mainly due to the people I worked with and the friendships that will last long beyond any “job.” I’m excited for what’s to come. “I’m not sure what that is exactly, I’ve learned a lot over the last decade on NFL Network and I’m better for it.”

Palmer had been with the network for nearly a decade, joining in 2015 as a national reporter.

Siciliano had been one of the network’s top hosts for years, first gaining popularity on DirecTV’s ‘RedZone’ in 2005 before the platform lost the right to YouTube before last season. He also served as a host for NFL Total Access.

Meanwhile, Stark was part of NFL Network’s big event coverage, interviewing players onstage at the draft and hosting red carpet events for the draft and the Super Bowl, as well as the NFL Honors.

The 50-year-old will continue to be the sideline reporter for NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ show.

James Palmer confirmed his job loss with a social media post early Thursday morning.

James Palmer confirmed his job loss with a social media post early Thursday morning.

James Palmer confirmed his job loss with a social media post early Thursday morning.

Palmer had been with the network for nearly a decade, joining in 2015 as a national reporter.

Palmer had been with the network for nearly a decade, joining in 2015 as a national reporter.

Palmer had been with the network for nearly a decade, joining in 2015 as a national reporter.

Selva, among other duties, provided updates on NFL Network’s ‘Good Morning Football,’ which the network recently announced would be moving from New York to its Los Angeles studios.

Jamie Erdhal has said he will move west with the show, but Peter Schrager, Kyle Brandt and Jason McCourty have yet to announce whether they will do the same.

The quartet of Stark, Siciliano, Palmer and Selva is just one part of the network’s broader cost-cutting measures.

The NFL has been in talks to sell NFL Network and other NFL Media assets to ESPN in an all-stock swap, The Athletic reports.

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