A memo warning that layoffs are underway today at CNN was sent out to all employees and paid contributors by the new CEO Chris Licht.
Both paid contributors and employees will be part of the layoffs, with Licht saying “it will be a difficult time for everyone.”
Licht added that these layoffs are a part of a “recalibrated reporting strategy”.
CNN boss Chris Licht informs employees in an all-staff note that layoffs are underway.
Licht says those being notified today are largely paid contributors and then tomorrow CNN "will notify impacted employees."
Licht will then provide an update to staff afterward. pic.twitter.com/nD0pt9Ruwj
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 30, 2022
It’ll be interesting to see what CNN looks like after all of this ‘recalibration’ is done.
I just hope Jim Acosta is part of these layoffs because he’s absolutely terrible. If Licht is wanting to create a ‘new’ CNN, then he needs to get rid of the old trash and Acosta is certainly a big part of that.
In semi-related news, Don Lemon told Stephen Colbert that he doesn’t think the network was ever really ‘liberal’:
Colbert: "The word on the street is you guys aren't allowed to be liberal anymore"
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 30, 2022
Even Colbert seemed somewhat stunned by that comment because we all know it’s absolutely laughable and not true.