CBS (NYSE: CBS), reeling from disappointing earnings in the last quarter, has done some layoffs, at the corporate level, and separate from that, at some local O&O stations. On the corporate level, TVNewser reports that CBS News has made cuts in to editorial, technical operations and the bureaus. The total cuts amount to 1 percent of the staff, the post says.
On CBS local O&O stations, the cuts were deep: 30 staffers at WBZ Boston, 17 at WBBM Chicago and 14 at KPIX San Francisco, and includes cuts online as well, reports B&C. Also hit were KCNC Denver and KOVR Sacramento, Calif., and ohers. CBS owns 29 stations, including 16 CBS affiliates and nine CW outlets.
Staci adds: This is the latest in a series of job cuts for CBS, which cut interactive staff at year's endslicing CBSNews.com's staff by 15-20 employees, roughly 30 percent, and laying off the StarTrek..com team, among others. During the first quarter, more than 40 CSTV staffers were laid off when CBS integrated CSTV with CBS Sports.
By Rafat Ali