Longtime ESPN Reporter Leaves The Network Because She Doesn't Want To Get Vaccinated

Allison says she has to put her health and family first.
Longtime ESPN reporter Allison Williams, who has worked for the network since 2011, is stepping down for a controversial reason: She is attempting to conceive her second child and does not want to get vaccinated for the coronavirus while doing so. Her employer is requiring vaccines for all employees.

Allison explained her decision in a statement shared by Deadline. She began, "This was a deeply difficult decision to make and it’s not something I take lightly. I understand vaccines have been essential in the effort to end this pandemic; however, taking the vaccine at this time is not in my best interest."

She continued, "After a lot of prayer and deliberation, I have decided I must put my family and personal health first. I will miss being on the sidelines and am thankful for the support of my ESPN family."

Allison concluded by noting that she hopes to return to the sports reporter role that she loves in the future. You can find out more about her family plans and ESPN's vaccine mandate in the video!