CBS Cuts At Locals And National News

This story was written by Rafat Ali.
CBS (NYSE: CBS), reeling from disappointing earning in the last quarter has done some layoffs, at the corporate level, and separate from that, at some local O&O stations. On 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.


By Rafat Ali