Wednesday, April 02, 2008

More layoffs at CBS O&Os

Back to serious business: The causality list at CBS just keeps on coming. In addition to the cuts at WBBM-TV on Monday:

- New York: WCBS-TV (which was home to "Black Wednesday" in 1996 when seven on-air personalities were laid off) dropped two correspondents, and canceled its Sports Sunday wrap-up show.

- Dallas: More layoffs at KTVT/KTXA, where several more were let go (scroll down) and there was nothing positive about public-affairs program Positively Texas getting positively canceled, with the market's first African-American female news anchor in Dallas (Iola Johnson) getted axed as well.

- San Francisco: KPIX-TV laid off fourteen people there, including veteran reporters Manny Ramos and Bill Schechner.

- Boston: Ratings-challenged WBZ-TV axed a whopping 30 employees, with the layoffs cutting across all departments, including the newsroom, interactive, promotions, sales, and engineering.

- Pittsburgh: KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV cut ten people (third item)

- Denver: KCNC-TV let six people go, with possibly more coming in the engineering department.

-Sacramento - KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV let two reporters go, as well as several other employees.

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