This time, it’s at beleaguered WOIO/WUAB in Cleveland, run by former WBBM-TV boss Bill Applegate. Six were laid off, including four in master control. Tribune’s KTLA in Los Angeles also let a few go, laying off seven people in the news division.
ABC affiliate KTVX in Salt Lake Lake City recently cut staff as well.
The moves come as stations are being hit with a double-whammy – the tanking economy and the expensive transition to digital.