Layoffs Hit Sports Illustrated

Five staffers cut.

In his year-end letter, Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp sounded quite optimistic. Of course, that’s exactly how those letters are supposed to be. However, now that the new year has begun and reality has set in, layoffs have come to Sports Illustrated.

According to the New York Post, five staffers were cut from SI.

Those let go included director of photography Brad Smith and photo editors Claire Bourgeois and John Blackman. Two other unnamed staffers were also cut.